TV series about birth of `Twitter` in making

Los Angeles: Entertainment company Lionsgate TV has put in development a drama series based on Nick Bilton`s bestselling book about Twitter`s dramatic origin.

Lionsgate TV has acquired the rights to Bilton`s New York Times best-seller `Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal`, which will be turned into a TV series, said the Hollywood Reporter.

"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.

"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," he added.

Shearmur, who will executive produce the project, said, "`Hatching Twitter` will go behind the scenes of a groundbreaking Silicon Valley company in a way that`s never been captured before on television."

Bilton, a columnist and reporter for The New York Times, will pen the script and serve as a producer on the project.

In 2010, `The Social Network`, a film that revolved around the origin of Facebook was released to much critical acclaim.