Los Angeles, CA (Variety) — Channing Powell, a writer on “The Walking Dead” for five seasons, has now turned her thoughts to showrunning “The Feed,” a near-future dystopian thriller that world premiered this week at Canneseries TV drama festival.
The show centers on a young psychiatrist, Tom Hatfield (Guy Burnet), who is concerned about the effects of a technology called The Feed, an implant in the brains of millions of users that allows them to share thoughts, emotions and memories. Matters are further complicated because it was his father (David Thewlis) who invented and maintains The Feed, and his mother (Michelle Fairley) is the CEO of the corporation that profits from it. When cases start to appear of users turning violent toward themselves and others Tom begins to investigate.
When Powell was first approached about the project, which is based on a novel by Nick Clark Windo, she was wary of tackling another dystopian thriller, but the story sparked her interest. “I was familiar with that world and I liked that world, but I didn’t want to do ‘The Walking Dead’ again. But this was presenting it in a completely new way,” she tells Variety in Cannes.
She was skeptical about … — Leo Barraclough/@Variety