HBO will develop a Facebook drama series “Doomsday Machine”

HBO landed a development deal for doomsday machinea limited series based on the book by Sheera Frenkel and Cecilia Kang A horrible truth: In the battle for Facebook dominanceaccording to Deadline.

The show, which is a co-production between HBO, Anonymous Content and Wiip, will feature Emmy-winning Claire Foy as the chief operating officer of social media giant Sheryl Sandberg.

doomsday machine is a “compelling human drama chronicling the political and social minefields that Facebook has navigated in its relentless quest for growth. The series puts us in the shoes of Sheryl Sandberg (Foy) and Mark Zuckerberg, who shape the way billions of people around the world communicate and consume information,” according to HBO.

The series, which also draws on reporting by Frenkel and Kang for the New York Timeswas first announced in October before entering a multi-network bidding war.

The screenplay is set to be written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar, who will also produce the show along with Paul Lee and Josh Stern (Wiip), David Levine and Doug Wald (Anonymous Content), Adam Berkowitz, Elyse Cheney and Adam Aiglin.

Foy, who has two Emmys under her belt for her role as Queen Elizabeth II on Netflix The crownwill also be an executive producer.

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