Liberty Global has teamed up with All3Media International and Amazon to bring you ‘The Feed’, a new psychological thriller from ‘The Walking Dead’ writer Channing Powell as well as Studio Lambert.
Set in London in the near future, the series 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. When things start to go wrong and users become murderous, the family is driven apart as they struggle to control what has been unleashed.
Based on the recently-published novel by Nick Clark Windo, the series will launch globally in 2019. It will stream across Liberty Global’s international platforms, as well as on Amazon Prime Video as a Prime Original in the US, Canada and Latin America. 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 Feed’ is Liberty Global’s second move into original drama following the green light this summer for ‘The Rook’ with Starz and Lionsgate.
Liberty Global chief programming officer Bruce Mann says that working with All3Media (which Liberty Global jointly owns 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.”
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 ‘Three Girls’ about the true story of victims of grooming and sexual abuse which the company produced in association with BBC Studios. Executive-produced by Susan Hogg, it aired this year on BBC One to stellar ratings and enormous critical acclaim.
“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’.”