All of Carbone’s sightings and Leonardo DiCaprio’s gossip paid off for the anonymous Instagram blog DeuxMoi, which is becoming a celebrity in its own right. The popular account, known for its juicy but unverified Hollywood tips, is getting its own TV series, reports Deadline. HBO Max has given a series script order to a drama from Berlanti Productions and Warner Brothers Television, titled Anon please.
“Anon pls” is a go-to phrase for many followers who send tips on the account while keeping their identities private; it is also the name of DeuxMoi’s first novel, which will be published in November. If you’re wondering how HBO Max is going to turn an Instagram account into a TV show, we get it. But, the streamer has a plan: Anonymous please will be based on the novel by TwoMe, which is co-written by the anonymous behind the wildly successful gossip blog, as well as journalist and author Jessica Goodman.
According to publisher HarperCollins, DeuxMoi’s book follows Cricket Lopez, who creates a celebrity gossip blog from her old Instagram account while working as an assistant to a celebrity stylist. While Cricket “never thinks it will become anything”, she soon discovers that her “account grows overnight” and “she starts getting gossip from fans”.
As her gossip Instagram account takes off, Cricket’s ‘new success affects her real life’, with her boss and friends noticing a change in her as ‘celebrities, investors and journalists’ come to her with a “strong interest”. Cricket also has “a hot new love” to juggle, but she’s not sure if she can really trust him.
Anonymous please comes from executive producers Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter, as well as DeuxMoi.
While comparisons with the juicy drama Gossip Girl are sure to come when Anonymous please arrives on the small screen, TwoMe does not have its roots in the hit CW series, or its HBO Max 2021 predecessor. In an interview with Cosmopolitan published after the Gossip Girl Season 1 finale in December, the anonymous mastermind behind the account at any time denied the show, or its 2007 original.
“The first time someone sent in a sighting, I wrote the word ‘spotted’ in direct reference to Gossip Girl,“, had declared DeuxMoi at the time. “But the concept of the account wasn’t taken from the show because it just started with people sharing anecdotes and stories they’ve had over the years with celebrities.”