Lionsgate Television is to produce a TV show based on the book ‘Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal‘ penned by The New York Times columnist Nick Bilton.

The studio has appointed Allison Shearmur, who worked on The Hunger Games, as the show’s executive producer. Bilton, meanwhile, will write the initial screenplay and serve as a producer for the project.

‘Hatching Twitter’ was released in November and debuted at number 14 in the New York Times best seller list, as well as number five in the Wall Street Journal’s hardcover business list. Lionsgate says the show will different to ‘The Social Network’, a movie examining the origins of Facebook, by offering a deeper look at the relationships and sacrifices faced by Twitter’s founders.

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