Discovery+ true-crime network ID has announced Feds (wt), the next collaboration in a multiproject deal with actress and producer Octavia Spencer, her production company Orit Entertainment and October Films.

Feds, a six-part series, will take viewers inside the FBI. The series features exclusive access to active-duty FBI agents and will detail high-profile, dangerous and unusual cases as told by agents, informants, undercover operatives and victims.

“A big part of my excitement about our partnership with ID was the opportunity to bring incredible stories to true crime fans from an entirely new perspective,” said Octavia Spencer. “Feds is genuinely unique. As viewers, we have never been as inside the case as we are in this series. Being a true crime follower myself, speaking to active special agents with the FBI has been a thrill. ”

The series was confirmed today at the Edinburgh TV Festival by Jason Sarlanis, President of Crime and Investigative Content, Linear and Streaming.

Showcasing a variety of investigations – from infiltrating MS-13 in Boston to taking down a multimillion-dollar drug empire in Florida – Feds demonstrates the lengths the FBI goes to in order to protect citizens all across the country. Perhaps most powerfully, the series also uncovers looming tragedies that the FBI was able to thwart thanks to undercover agents and specialised intel.

Feds is the second project in a multipart deal for ID and discovery+ with Octavia Spencer’s Orit Entertainment and October Films.

The first title announced in June, Highway 20 (3×60 wt), begins with the case of a missing 13-year-old girl and covers a decades-long true-crime story. Inspired by the work of journalist Noelle Crombie, videographer Dave Killen and photojournalist Beth Nakamura of The Oregonian, and directed by Arianna Lapenne, the series unpacks the dark secrets of a ghostly stretch of Oregon’s U.S. Highway 20, where many women and girls went missing, were raped or murdered from the 1970s to the 1990s.

Feds is executive produced by Octavia Spencer for Investigation Discovery and discovery+. Executive producers for Orit Entertainment are Brian Clisham and Stephanie Kluft, with Gillian Pachter and Matt Robins for October Films.

Spencer launched Orit Entertainment in 2019 which she runs with partner and producer Brian Clisham and head of Production and Development Stephanie Kluft. Projects under the Orit Entertainment banner include Truth Be Told for Apple, Self-Made: Inspired By The Life Of Madam C.J. Walker (produced with LeBron James and SpringHill Ent) for Netflix and documentary short, Right to Try.

Pippa Considine

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