I thought it was the other way round? There was an MMO released and a TV show to go with it. I thought the TV show events would be influenced by what was going on in the game. But the world wasn’t ready for it!
Now that sounds even more familiar. Though I think it was a show, and someone did the MMO later that would then influence the show. That last season did suddenly end all abrupt and kind of meh. Wish they had kept it going, it was way better than most of the scifi shows at that time.
"I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."