David Thewlis and Michelle Fairley to star in new psychological thriller The Feed
04 May 2018
London, UK/ Los Angeles, USA (4th May, 2018) – David Thewlis (Fargo, Harry Potter), Michelle Fairley (Game of Thrones, 24: Live Another Day), Guy Barnet (Couterpart, Pitch Perfect 3) and Nina Toussaint White (Uncle, EastEnders) are all confirmed to star in Studio Lambert’s psychological thriller The Feed for Amazon Prime Video, Liberty Global and all3media international. Created by showrunner Channing Powell (The Walking Dead), the series is based on the recently published novel by Nick Clark Windo. The series will launch globally next year.
The first season of 10 x 60’ is set in London in the near future and centres on the British family of Lawrence Hatfield (David 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 (Michelle Fairley) is the CEO of the powerful global mega-company which runs The Feed. Her first-born son, Tom Hatfield (Guy Barnet) 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 (Nina Toussaint White), a young American who shares Tom’s 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.
We’re delighted that such amazing high profile talent as David and Michelle have agreed to star in what we believe will be a much-talked about global series next year, says" Studio Lambert chief executive, Stephen Lambert. “The Feed is all about our relationship with technology and we believe it will resonate with many viewers. Having Guy and Nina as the young couple at the heart of the show is very exciting as we believe technology-savy younger viewers will identify with them and their dramatic story."
The Feed will begin filming in the UK this month. It will be available next year on Amazon Prime Video in the USA, Canada and Latin America, in Liberty Global’s international platforms including Virgin Media in the UK, and all3media international are the international sales partner.
David Bouchier, Chief Digital Entertainment Officer at Virgin Media said: The subject-matter of The Feed could not be more relevant in the light of recent events and we are very fortunate to have attracted a world-renowned cast and creative team to this UK production. Filming will start imminently and Virgin TV customers are in for a treat when The Feed hits their screens next year."
Notes to Editors:
About Studio Lambert
Studio Lambert was established in 2008 in partnership with All3Media and has offices in London and Los Angeles. It started as an unscripted company making shows like “Undercover Boss” for CBS and “Gogglebox” for Channel 4. In 2015 it launched a scripted division led by Susan Hogg, a former BBC and ITV executive. In addition to “The Feed”, the company has several other drama series in advanced development with buyers in the US and UK.
About all3media international
all3media international is the distribution arm of the All3Media group. We promote and license a catalogue of award-winning TV programmes to broadcasters and media platforms across the globe. Over 1,000 broadcast, DVD and digital platform clients from over 200 countries entertain their audiences with the content we supply.
Our rich catalogue contains over 9,500 hours of content across all genres, with a focus on drama, comedy, factual and entertainment and formats. As well as Britain’s top drama export Midsomer Murders and other leading detective drama brands such as The Brokenwood Mysteries, Inspector George Gently, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries and Hinterland, we represent the best in contemporary thrillers such as Liar, Rellik, National Treasure and The Missing. Our factual entertainment slate includes Gogglebox and Undercover Boss – as well as Guy Martin and Gordon Ramsay’s catalogues. Our entertainment brands include the Asian hit Are You Normal? and The Cube.
We are proud to work with the best programme makers in the world, including our own production studios based in the UK, Europe, USA and Australasia.
All3Media is a leading independent television, film and digital production and distribution company. The All3Media group comprises 26 production and distribution companies across the UK, Europe, Asia Pacific and USA including Bentley Productions, betty, Caravan, Company Pictures, IDTV, Lime Pictures, Lion Television, Little Dot Studios, Maverick Television, Neal Street Productions, New Pictures, North One Television, Objective Media Group, Optomen, One Potato Two Potato, Raw, Seven Stories, South Pacific Pictures, Story Films, Studio Lambert, Tower Productions, Two Brothers, Two Halves Pictures, All3Media America, All3Media Deutschland and All3Media International. All3Media is owned jointly between Discovery Communications and Liberty Global.
About Liberty Global
Liberty Global (NASDAQ: LBTYA, LBTYB and LBTYK) is the world’s largest international TV and broadband company, with operations in 12 European countries under the consumer brands Virgin Media, Unitymedia, Telenet and UPC. We invest in the infrastructure and digital platforms that empower our customers to make the most of the video, internet and communications revolution. Our substantial scale and commitment to innovation enable us to develop market-leading products delivered through next-generation networks that connect over 22 million customers subscribing to more than 46 million TV, broadband internet and telephony services. We also serve over 6 million mobile subscribers and offer WiFi service through 10 million access points across our footprint.
In addition, Liberty Global owns 50% of VodafoneZiggo, a joint venture in the Netherlands with 4 million customers subscribing to 10 million fixed-line and 5 million mobile services, as well as significant content investments in ITV, All3Media, LionsGate, the Formula E racing series and several regional sports networks.
About Virgin Media
Virgin Media offers four multi award-winning services across the UK and Ireland: broadband, TV, mobile phone and landline.
Our dedicated, ultrafast network delivers the fastest widely-available broadband speeds to homes and businesses and we’re expanding this through our Project Lightning programme, which will extend our network to 17 million premises.
Our interactive Virgin TV service brings live TV, thousands of hours of on-demand programming and the best apps and games to customers through a set-top box, as well as on-the-go through tablets and smartphones.
Virgin Mobile launched the world’s first virtual mobile network and offers fantastic value and innovative services with 4G connectivity. We are also one of the largest fixed-line home phone providers in the UK and Ireland.
Through Virgin Media Business we support entrepreneurs, businesses and the public sector, delivering the fastest widely available broadband speeds and tailor-made services.
Virgin Media is part of Liberty Global, the world’s largest international TV and broadband company. Liberty Global connects over 22 million customers through operations in 12 countries across Europe subscribing to more than 46 million TV, broadband internet and telephony services. It also serves over 6 million mobile subscribers and offers WiFi service through 10 million access points across its footprint.
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