Amazon Prime Video, Liberty Global and All3Media International have teamed up to order psychological thriller series The Feed from The Walking Dead writer Channing Powell as well as Studio Lambert.
The Feed is based on the recently published novel by Nick Clark Windo, the series will launch in 2019 globally.
The Feed will stream on Prime Video as a Prime Original in the US, Canada and Latin America and across Liberty Global’s international platforms, including Virgin Media in the UK. All3Media International will distribute to the rest of the world.
Channing Powell (The Walking Dead), Susan Hogg (Three Girls) and Stephen Lambert will executive produce. The lead director is Carl Tibbetts (The Woman in White, Black Mirror, Humans.)
The London-set series, set in the near future, centres on the family of the man who invented an omnipresent technology called The Feed. Implanted into nearly everyone’s brain, The Feed enables people to share information, emotions and memories instantly. But when things start to go wrong and users become murderous, the family is driven apart as they struggle to control the monster they have unleashed.
The Feed is Liberty Global’s second move into original drama following the greenlight this summer for The Rook with Starz and Lionsgate. Liberty Global chief programming officer Bruce Mann says that working with All3Media (whom Liberty Global jointly own with Discovery Communications) and its drama companies is a key part of its scripted strategy.
“We want large scale, ambitious shows about contemporary ideas that make a global impact and get people talking,” says Mann, “and so we were delighted Stephen and Susan brought us such a bold and thought-provoking series. Having the talented Channing Powell attached as showrunner is really exciting.”
“The Feed has an incredibly provocative story that will challenge and entertain our customers,” said Brad Beale, Vice President, Worldwide TV Content Acquisition, Amazon Prime Video. “Channing Powell has an amazing track record captivating audiences globally and we’re excited to be collaborating with her on this project.”
Channing Powell has worked on the last five seasons of The Walking Dead and serves as co-executive producer and writer on various episodes. The Feed is Studio Lambert’s latest scripted show to go into production following the miniseries Three Girls about the true story of victims of grooming and sexual abuse which the company produced in association with BBC Studios. It was executive produced by Susan Hogg.
“We are all aware of our addiction to social media and technology, our fear of what it is doing to our brains and our terror of what would happen if we had to live without it,” says Stephen Lambert, Studio Lambert’s chief executive. “These are the core themes of ’The Feed.’”
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