Imagine having your phone hacked, and having all your naughty pictures uploaded onto the Internet for all to see. Or having your bank account hacked and seeing your hard-earned millions disappear. Or, when you’re on Facebook and you see another..you!
That’s what Yahoo!’s exclusive web series ‘Cybergeddon’ is all about: the dangerous world of cyberspace and how it can happen to you when you least expect it. Cyber crime and hackers are the main stars ‘Cybergeddon,’ a nine-part, one-and-half hour, exclusive Yahoo! Web series. The drama follows FBI agent Chloe Joselyn, who finds herself falsely accused of treason while working on a cyber-crime case. Running from the law, she enlists the help of a master hacker, one Rabbit Rosen, to track down the person who framed her while preventing, well, Cybergeddon.
Watch all nine episodes of 'Cybergeddon' here
Created by Anthony E. Zuiker, the great mind behind the ‘CSI: Crime Scene Investigation’ series, the explosive crime thriller stars Missy Peregrym (of ‘Rookie Blue’ fame), Olivier Martinez (‘S.W.A.T’) and yes, Malaysia’s very own Sarah Lian.
The 29-year-old Sarah, who was once named Malaysia’s Most Wanted Woman by FHM magazine, makes her first series appearance since moving to Canada, and she is “extremely grateful” to be part of the cast.
Sarah talks to Yahoo! Malaysia about her character in ‘Cybergeddon’, working with some of Hollywood’s biggest stars (and writers, of course!) and how she likes being turned into a punk!
Y!: How did you get involved in ‘Cybergeddon’?
‘Cybergeddon’ was casting out of Toronto and my agent sent me in to audition for one of the roles. This was actually my first film role in Canada since ‘American Pie’ and extremely grateful for it. The casting director sort of discovered me and since this role, it has led to some other great opportunities this summer. Counting my blessings for sure!
Y!: Tell us a little bit about your character in ‘Cybergeddon’.
My character's name is Blue. Blue is interesting because she can seem slightly aloof and yet she's an incredible smart girl when it comes to tech. She's a hacker girl who's got a bit of a crush on Rabbit Rosen with a few tricks up her sleeve!
Y!: How different is this role compared to the other roles you played before this?
I think this is the first time people have seen me look a little younger and punky. She's a college student with whacky skills. The director Diego was telling me that we wanted to be more edgy with her character and yet play around with her name Blue. Hence the blue streaks of hair. I liked how they altered my look and it totally changed my persona. Blue is a departure from my sexy romantic-interest characters.
Y!: What are the challenges you faced while filming ‘Cybergeddon’?
The usual challenges for every film set is probably long hours and trying to fit as much as you can in a day. Although there weren't much challenges while filming ‘Cybergeddon’, small hiccups would mean rescheduling shoot days which could sometimes be hard on the producers. Nonetheless, it always feels like a blessing to be on set and to be making movie magic. The cast and crew would have to depend on each other to keep spirits up and craft services fed us so well that I'm sure I put on a couple pounds working on the set!