Lionsgate TV Working on Series Following the Rise of Twitter

The origin story of Twitter may soon be hitting the small screen.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lionsgate TV is currently developing a series based on Nick Bilton's best selling book HATCHING TWITTER: A TRUE STORY OF MONEY, POWER, FRIENDSHIP, AND BETRAYAL. THE HUNGER GAMES' Allison Shearmur is on board to produce.

The project, which "tells the behind-the-scenes account of how the social media site was created by four friends and evolved into the valuable asset it is today," will be written and executive produced by Bilton.

"Twitter has transformed almost every aspect of our lives from politics to business to friendship, and I can't think of a more compelling story to adapt for television right now," Lionsgate TV Group chairman Kevin Beggs said in a statement today. "Nick's book has all the elements of a great drama with its complex characters, high-stakes power struggles and betrayed friendships, and we're extremely fortunate to have Alli Shearmur on board as executive producer."

"I am thrilled to work with Allison Shearmur and Lionsgate to adapt my book about the power, betrayal and billions of dollars that swirl through Silicon Valley," Bilton said. "The story of Hatching Twitter really speaks to a generation that has searched for friendship through technology and it will be very exciting to see it brought to life on screen."

Should the project go through, it would join Lionsgate TV's slate of other series, including ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, MAD MEN, NURSE JACKIE and more.




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