Our sister news site, The Wrap, reports that there are plans for a TV series about the beginnings of Twitter.
According to the report, Lionsgate TV has acquired the rights of The New York Times' Nick Bilton's book; Hatching Twitter: A true Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal and is planning to adapt the book into a TV series. Bilton will also write and produce on the show. Allison Shearmur of The Hunger Games movies will executive produce.
In a statement released by Lionsgate TV, Hatching Twitter “presents a fascinating behind-the-scenes account of the creation of the social media service by four friends and its evolution into a juggernaut that changed the world. Bilton sheds light on the relationships, battles, power grabs and betrayals along the way in one of the most talked-about books of the year.”
To read more on the story, head on over to The Wrap.
We look forward to the casting news. However, we wonder if it would actually work as a TV series- maybe a mini series on cable channels? It needs to be a drama and from what I've read, it will be an inside look into the mysterious world of Silicon Valley. Hatching Twitter was voted by Wall Street Journal as the best book of 2013.
Here's what Twitter users are saying about the project
HATCHING TWITTER, a great read of Twitter's story, now set to be a TV drama. Cool! http://t.co/vyUovkdfNy— Sigurd Kvernmoen (@sigurdkv) December 19, 2013
They're making a twitter TV show http://t.co/hUqPjXHCWz— Ben Collins (@BenCollinsBI) December 19, 2013