The hacker who leaked unreleased episodes of “Orange Is the New Black” in April is at it again, putting eight episodes of the upcoming ABC show “Steve Harvey’s Funderdome” on the file-sharing website The Pirate Bay, according to Variety.
“Time to play another round,” The Dark Overload wrote. “We’re following through on our threats as we always do.”
The 13-episode slate of “Steve Harvey’s Funderdome” is supposed to debut June 11 on ABC.
ABC describes the show as a “seed-funding competition reality series where two up-and-coming inventors go head-to-head to win over a live studio audience to fund their ideas, products or companies.”
Here’s the twist: “Before revealing the results of the crowd’s majority vote, host Steve Harvey … will present the inventors with a major dilemma. One of the inventors is allowed to cash out and walk away for a lesser amount. If an inventor cashes out, they forgo the opportunity to win the whole cash prize for that round — a good move if they lost the crowd vote, but a bad move if they would have won it.”
This latest leak seems to stem from the same source as the “Orange Is the New Blac” one — a hack of Larson Studios last year — which netted a slew of unreleased shows (and movies). The Dark Overlord has been trying to hold various companies for ransom, though clearly neither ABC nor Netflix paid up.
“It didn’t have to be this way, Netflix,” The Dark Overlord, said in a message when releasing 10 episodes of “Orange Is the New Black.” “You’re going to lose a lot more money in all of this than what our modest offer was.”