Amazon orders TV pilot about a sickness spreading over social media

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Social media has been a frequent source of comedy — it’ll even be a pretty central aspect to ABC’s upcoming sitcom Selfie. But later this year, Amazon is planning to turn social media into a source of terror. In its next pilot season, a show called Hysteria will follow a town where a strange “psycho-physiological illness” causing violet fits and spams appears to be spreading through social media. How is that possible? It’s entirely unclear for now, but perhaps it’s something like a really bad meme.

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