Lauren Oyler’s Iconic Conspiracy Theory Novel Fake accounts is set to get a TV series adaptation at the hands of High maintenance creator Ben Sinclair and famous playwright Jen Silverman, famous writer of the Netflix drama series City Tales. The duo are currently developing the project, which will be produced by ozark star Julia Garner through her new production banner, with Anonymous Content’s AC Studios developing the series.
Anonymous Content Creative Director David Levine has shared his two cents on this upcoming TV series based on perhaps one of the most popular novels dealing with conspiracy theories and theorists right now.
We inhaled Lauren Oyler’s debut novel and found it full of searing, hilarious, and ultimately brilliant observations of the devil’s market we’ve all made while living our online lives…
She [Oyler] has captured the zeitgeist of our recent past in the pages of this book, deploying his unparalleled critical eye and talent for putting into words what we all feel but cannot name. We are thrilled to bring his incisive book to television with such a talented creative team.
“All Star” seems like an apt description for the creative minds handling Oyler’s spectacular book. Ben Sinclair is well known for starring, directing and creating the HBO comedy High maintenance which lasted almost a decade (from 2012 to 2020). He also appeared in the 2020 sci-fi/comedy film Save yourself!, a hilarious film about a couple who decide to put their phones away for a week and travel to a remote cabin, only to be unaware of an alien invasion on Earth.
Jen Silverman wrote for Netflix’s 2019 limited series City Talesand is currently developing the feature film Sybil exposed for the Annapurnas. Silverman’s credits also include pieces such as Witch and The room mate. She will handle writing and executive production Fake accounts with Sinclair.
Julia “Ruth Langmore” Garner, the famous ozark actress, will produce this upcoming project under her banner, Alma Margo.
Lauren Oyler’s Fake Accounts Take Readers On A Gripping Journey From A Shocking Revelation
Published by Catapult in February 2021, Fake accounts follows a young woman who, on the eve of Donald Trump’s inauguration, snoops into her boyfriend’s phone and makes a startling discovery: he’s a rather popular conspiracy theorist on the internet. Familiar with internet fraud, irony and outrage, the anonymous protagonist isn’t exactly shocked by the revelation but rather relieved. Her boyfriend has always been a little unknowable, and she plots to end their floundering relationship during a self-congratulatory stay at the Women’s March in DC. However, discovering his double life is just the first in a series of bizarre twists that expose a world where truths are shaped by lies online.
Looks like a lot is about to happen on screen with the Fake accounts TV shows. But fans will have to hold their breath a bit longer as no official release date has yet been revealed.
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