Amazon Prime Video, Liberty Global and all3media international have teamed up for The Feed, a new psychological thriller from The Walking Dead writer Channing Powell and Studio Lambert.
Set in London in the near future, the series centers 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. When things start to go wrong and users become murderous, the family is driven apart as they struggle to control what’s been unleashed.
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 an original in the U.S., Canada and Latin America and across Liberty Global’s international platforms, including Virgin Media in the U.K. all3media international will distribute the show to the rest of the world.
Powell, Susan Hogg and Stephen Lambert will executive produce.
“We want large scale, ambitious shows about contemporary ideas that make a global impact and get people talking,” said Liberty Global’s chief programming officer, Bruce 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, the VP of worldwide TV content acquisition at 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.”
“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,” added Lambert, Studio Lambert’s chief executive. “These are the core themes of The Feed.”