Twitter’s Dramatic Start is Turning Into a TV Series

Lionsgate bought the rights to 'Hatching Twitter'

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Facebook’s dramatic starting story isn’t the only social media tale to get the Hollywood treatment. New York Times columnist Nick Bilton’s book Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal has been option by Lionsgate to turn into a television series.

The Social Network was a perfect film, and this series will be different, providing a longer view of the work life changes, gamesmanship and personal sacrifices made by a group of individuals who are building a company that will change the way that people communicate,” executive producer Allison Shearmur told  Bilton will write the screenplay and get producer credits.

And, really, what better way is there to tell the story of the medium that normalized conversing in 140-characters or less than episodic television?