Guy Burnet (Counterpart), Nina Toussaint White (EastEnders), David Thewlis (Harry Potter) and Michelle Fairley (Game of Thrones) are set to star in Studio Lambert’s upcoming social media-infused sci-fi psychological thriller drama The Feed for Amazon Prime Video, Liberty Global and all3media international. The series is set to launch globally next year.
Created by showrunner Channing Powell (The Walking Dead), the 10-episode The Feed is based on the recently published novel by Nick Clark Windo. Carl Tibbetts is directing all episodes.
Set in London in the near future, it centers on the British family of Lawrence Hatfield (Thewlis), 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.
Lawrence Hatfield’s wife Meredith (Fairley) is the CEO of the powerful global mega-company which runs The Feed. Her first-born son, Tom Hatfield (Burnet), was the subject of his father’s early experiments on inserting the neural mesh that connects people to The Feed. Being his father’s guinea pig has come at a cost to their relationship, and Tom is reluctant to use the seductive technology. Tom is married to Kate (White), a young American who shares his wariness to being constantly “on.” When the young couple give birth to a baby daughter, it coincides to changes to The Feed that will have dramatic consequences for the family and the whole world.
The Feed will begin filming in the UK this month for a global premiere next year on Amazon Prime Video in the U.S., Canada and Latin America, across Liberty Global’s international platforms including Virgin Media in the UK, and all3media international are the international sales partner.
Burnet’s series credits include Amazon’s Hand of God and Showtime’s The Affair and Ray Donovan, In features, he was in Pitch Perfect 3 and will be seen in Jacob’s Ladder. Burnet is repped by Untitled Entertainment, ICM Partners, Troika and Paul Hastings. Toussant White, whose series credits also include Uncle, is repped by Conway van Gelder Grant and Thruline. Thewlis, recently seen in Fargo, Justice League and Wonder Woman, is repped by CAA and The Artists Partnership. Fairley, whose series credits also include The White Princess and Fortitude, is repped by Paradigm and Creative Artists Management. Tibbetts is repped by Verve.