There are rumors circulating that Lisa Wilkinson’s autobiography âIt Wasn’t Supposed To Be Like Thisâ could be turned into a Netflix series.
According to New Idea magazine, there is speculation that Netflix or Ten are interested in making this a limited series.
âThis is exactly the kind of story Netflix would like to turn into something,â a source told the magazine.
Small screen: Rumors emerged that Lisa Wilkinson’s autobiography was going to become a Netflix limited series amid the book’s explosive claims, according to an article in New Idea magazine on Monday
The report explains that Leslie Carpenter’s character in the ABC Paper Giants series is said to be based on Lisa’s career in the magazine.
Lisa’s book certainly caused a stir before its release, with a number of her claims in the tome under the microscope.
Wilkinson’s new autobiography lifts the veil on his seemingly strained relationship with co-star Karl Stefanovic.
TV Series: “This is exactly the kind of story Netflix would like to turn into something,” an anonymous source told the magazine
He even claims Stefanovic gave him shivers the week before he left the show.
However, Peter Ford claimed on 6PR Breakfast that it was Stefanovic who initially “lobbied” Wilkinson, 61, for her job on the Today show in 2006, knowing “full well that she would earn more money. money than him “.
âIt was actually Karl who got Lisa the job,â Ford told host Gareth Parker.
Questions: Lisa’s book certainly caused a stir before its release, with a number of her claims in the tome under the microscope. Pictured: Karl and Lisa
âThey met socially through Larry Emdur, and at the time they were looking for a new co-host and Karl went to lobby Eddie McGuire – who ran the joint – and I suspect Lisa was probably shortlisted. anyway, because she’s perfectly qualified for the gig.
“But certainly Karl went and pressured her to get it, knowing full well that she would be sitting next to him and making more money than him.”
He added that he didn’t think Karl would “say anything” about the rumor, adding that it was probably “the wisest decision” to keep quiet.
Last Wednesday, entertainment reporter Peter Ford claimed it was Karl (left) who initially “lobbied” Lisa (right) to get her job on the Today show in 2006, knowing “very although she would earn more money than him ‘
Wilkinson’s explosive new book includes a chapter devoted to his sacking from Channel Nine and falling out with Stefanovic over a wage dispute.
She alleges Stefanovic offered in August 2015 to join forces to renegotiate their nine contracts – much like the cast of the American sitcom Friends worked together to negotiate better deals with NBC.
But she claims he ended up giving up on the idea and instead pitted rival networks Nine and Seven against each other in order to get a better deal for himself.
Wilkinson’s new book includes a chapter devoted to his sacking from Channel Nine and falling out with Stefanovic over a wage dispute. She alleges Stefanovic offered in August 2015 to join forces to renegotiate their Nine contracts – but claims he gave up on that idea and instead played Nine and Seven against each other to get a better deal for him. -same.
âWeeks laterâ¦ the media was inundated with stories that Stefanovic was agitated at Today and in search of greener pastures – and more civilized working hours – at Channel Seven,â she wrote. .
On Tuesday, an article written by respected political reporter Samantha Maiden reported that when Karl first signed up for breakfast in 2006, he was paid half of Lisa’s pay, which was $ 700,000. .
âWhen they first appeared on the show, she was being paid a lot more than he was,â an alleged Nine insider told the publication.
“There was no doubt about it: Karl certainly knew the art of the business,” Lisa wrote in the memoir, adding that the resulting pay gap between them “was so off the charts that no one would have believed “
âThen he managed to get a fee increase because Seven made him a big offer. If Nine wanted to keep him, they had to pay him, which happened.
âIf you look at what he’s paid now, it’s probably not that much different from what he was offered. So, you know, you can take it right there, but I don’t think there would have been much difference between the two by now.
This damning article – which questions Wilkinson’s most important claim about his Today show release – would have sent the book’s publisher in a major twist.
Harper Collins Australia has demanded that a preview copy of the briefs be returned by the news website after the story is published, senior sources told Daily Mail Australia.