A Behind The Scenes TV About Twitter Has Been Commissioned
Peter Donnell / 4 years ago
The creation of Twitter is soon to be the focus of a new behind the scenes TV show, and Nick Bilton, the Author of the book “Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship and Betrayal” will be working writing the screenplay as well as producing the show.
“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,” said Kevin Beggs, chairman of Lionsgate Television Group. “Nick’s book has all the elements of a great drama with its complex characters, high-stakes power struggles and betrayed friendships.”
Just how interesting this show will be remains to be seen (obviously), but the book was a big seller and it could provide some insight into how the microblogging site operates. Given that Twitter has recently gone onto the stock market, and has struggled to turn a major profit for a few years. No word on what network the show will air on, but given the nature of the material it’s likely to assume it will hit an online service such as NetFlix.
“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.” added Kevin Beggs.
Can the TV studio behind the same shows as Mad Men, and movie adoptions such as The Hunger Games turn the story of Twitter into something worth watching? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.