Channel 5 Greenlights Domestic Thriller The Feud


Channel 5 has greenlit the domestic thriller The Feud, which will be produced by Lonesome Pine Productions in association with Banijay Rights and North East Screen.

Starring Jill Halfpenny (The Cuckoo, The Long Shadow) and Rupert Penry-Jones (Spooks, Our House), the six-parter will center on a couple who appear to live an idyllic life with their teenage daughter on Shelbury Drive, next to neighbors they consider friends. However, when they decide to add a kitchen extension to their house, relationships spin out of control as objections are raised and life-threatening secrets begin to surface.

In addition to Halfpenny and Penry-Jones, the cast includes newcomer Megan Trower, Amy Nuttall (Downton Abbey, Chemistry of Death, Mr Bates vs The Post Office), Ray Fearon (Fleabag, Barbie, Harry Potter), James Fleet (Unforgotten, Bridgerton, Vicar of Dibley) and Tessa Peake-Jones (Grantchester, Only Fools and Horses, Unforgotten).

Other cast members are Jamie-Lee O’Donnell (Derry Girls, Screw, Unwelcome), Larry Lamb (The Inheritance, Gavin and Stacey, EastEnders), Alex Macqueen (The Inbetweeners, The Thick of It, Hijack), Chris Gascoyne (Coronation Street, New Street Law, Moving On), Judith Alexander (The Crown, Coronation Street, Walk Like a Panther), Joel Beckett (The Office, EastEnders, Casualty) and newcomers Luke Hammond and Joel Kai Ali.

The Feud is written and created by Aschlin Ditta (The Inheritance, The Catherine Tate Show, Doc Martin) and will be directed by Andy de Emmony (Vigil, Lucky Man, The Nest). Lesley Douglas is producing for Lonesome Pine Productions. The series has received funding from the North East Screen Industries Partnership, delivered by North East Screen. Banijay Rights will handle international distribution.

The series has begun filming Newcastle and will air on Channel 5 in 2025.

“The spiral that we see Emma’s world take in The Feud, from one seemingly innocent situation to life altering revelations, is something I can’t wait to dive into!” Halfpenny said. “Getting to work in the Northeast with the teams at Channel 5 and Lonesome Pine, along with the rest of this brilliant cast, is a joy.”

Paul Testar, commissioning editor for drama at Channel 5, commented, “Neighborly disputes happen every day. The Feud takes that premise and runs with it to its extreme limit. What starts as an innocuous renovation triggers an extraordinary sequence of events. We’re excited to work with the wonderful team at Lonesome Pine again to bring this great story and stellar cast to the Channel 5 audience.”