BBC to make Mark Zuckerberg documentary for Facebook's 20th anniversary
He's already had his life story told in a Hollywood film, and now the updated tale of social media mogul Mark Zuckerberg will feature in a BBC documentary to mark the 20th anniversary of Facebook.
Zuckerberg set up the hugely successful social media platform in 2004 when he was just a teenager, as a way of college students being able to connect.
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It quickly expanded to become available to those not at university, too, and has grown into the largest social media platform on the planet, and one of the most powerful companies in the world.
The three-part documentary for BBC Two titled Zuckerberg will look at the huge transformation the company is undergoing as Meta, as well as Zuckerberg's own story setting up the platform which was previously documented in the 2010 film The Social Network where Jesse Eisenberg played him.
A description of the documentary from the BBC says: "This is a fascinating story of an unexpected maverick with an audacious vision. Woven throughout is a look at the rise of social media, humanity’s need to build connections and our complex relationship with the inventions that have changed the face of human interaction forever.
"At a time when Facebook is transforming its vision, this is a key moment to explore the story of Zuckerberg - the man who got us here; to look back at events and the remarkable changes he has unleashed, and dig into the mind and motivations of the individual whose vision we are all now a part of - whether we choose to be or not."
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Jack Bootle, head of BBC's commissioning, science and natural history, said: “As the 20th anniversary of Facebook approaches, there’s never been a better time to tell the story of its founder - and to assess the seismic impact of his work on world culture. I’m excited that the brilliant team at Mindhouse will be bringing this fascinating subject to life for BBC Two and BBC iPlayer.”
Nancy Strang, creative director at Mindhouse, said: "The remarkable story of Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook is one of the tales of our time. He has arguably done more to transform human behaviour and connectivity than any other person this century. I'm thrilled that we've been given this opportunity to tell the extraordinary inside story of the social media giant, and the man behind it."
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