The snarky blog that launched in 2002 to take on the powerful, but was ultimately taken down in 2016 after Hulk Hogan sued it "into oblivion" over the publication of his sex tape with the help of billionaire Peter Thiel, is poised to get the TV series treatment. Two former Gawker staffers, former editor in chief Max Read and Watchmen writer Cord Jefferson, "have been working on scripts for the past couple of months with a writers room that apparently includes some other Gawker alumni," reports Vanity Fair's Joe Pompeo. "Jefferson and Read declined to comment, so details are scant. But the series was described to me as a dramedy about Gawker’s ascent and its impact on the media landscape, as it transformed from an insidery gossip blog into a major force in the type of journalism that skewers celebrities and the powerful." This wouldn't be the first Gawker project. In 2018, Blackrock Productions acquired the rights to the book Conspiracy – Peter Thiel, Hulk Hogan, Gawker and the Anatomy of Intrigue to turn into a movie or TV series.