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Armando Iannucci developing satirical look at social media

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http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2012/sep/01/armando-iannucci-social-media

The author of The Thick of It has written a pilot episode about the world of social media for an American television company. Armando Iannucci is in discussions with HBO, the cable company that made The Wire and The Sopranos.

He tells Andrew Rawnsley, the Observer's chief political commentator, in the New Review that he is unlikely to write another series of The Thick of It and plans to focus his attention on the new centre of power in California's Silicon Valley.

Iannucci said he was also interested in Apple – the way it controls and restricts access to new software through its App store – and in technology tycoons such as Bill Gates.

"I'm also interested in that personal thing of what it does to you when you're 25 and you're a multibillionaire and everyone in the world knows who you are," said Iannucci.
 
I'd watch the **** out of it. He hasn't let me down. The Thick of It, In the Loop and Veep are all hilarious.
 
Just like politics, he has a lot of material to work with.
 

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