Darren Star is looking to turn column advice into gold for the second time in his career.
Back in 1998, Star adapted Candace Bushnell's newspaper advice columns and created 'Sex & the City,' a series that spawned several hit seasons and two big budget feature films. Now, Star is hoping to catch the same wave of success by adapting 'The Honest Todder,' a property that began as a twitter account and then became a book.
Bunmi Laditan is the author of both the twitter feed and the subsequent book, both centered on parenting advice from the perspective of a precocious toddler. Laditan will act as a producer on the comedy series being developed, along with Clark Peterson and Dennis Erdman. Star is selling the concept by describing the series as "'Modern Family' from a toddler's point of view."
After becoming frustrated while parenting her two-year-old daughter in May 2012, Laditan launched the twitter account as a way to relieve her stresses via humor. Laditan kept her identity behind the account a secret until the release of "The Honest Toddler: A Child's Guide to Parenting" through Simon and Shuster’s Scribner imprint last month.
A sample tweet from Laditan's popular account reads: "Tonight’s bedtime story was about three pigs struggling with repeat home invasions. Thanks for the new fear."
What do you think of yet another twitter account being developed into television?