'The Feed': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and everything else about Amazon’s technophobic psychological thriller
“Imagine, every human on Earth connected -- in thought, in feeling, in real-time,” says the show of its premise. Tom Hatfield and Kate Hatfield are a young couple trying to resist their addiction to tech. But that doesn’t come easy. Tom’s father, Lawrence Hatfield, is the inventor of the Feed
If you have a hankering for some good old-fashioned technophobia, reminiscent of Charlie Brooker’s award-winning show ‘Black Mirror’, then look no further. Amazon has something that looks exactly like what you need. ‘The Feed’, with its minimalist futurist visuals and a stellar cast promises to be an exciting watch.
The first season of the series, with ten episodes, debuts in full on Amazon Prime Video November 22.
“Imagine, every human on Earth connected -- in thought, in feeling, in real-time,” says the show, setting a premise for a world where human beings are connected to each other through implants, much more than they are now (which is already quite a lot). Their every interaction, emotion, and memory can be shared instantly through this technology.
Obviously, things are going to get worse. In the show, according to ScreenRant, Tom Hatfield and Kate Hatfield are a young couple trying to resist their addiction to tech.
But that doesn’t come easy. Tom’s father, Lawrence Hatfield is the inventor of ‘The Feed’, the eponymous technology. When strange and violent incidents begin to take place with the users of the Feed, Tom has to protect Kate and his daughter from his father’s invention.
The British film, television and theater actor plays the role of Tom Hatfield in the show. He has previously worked in films like ‘Pitch Perfect 3’ and ‘Two Jacks’. He’s also starred in television shows like ‘The Affair’, ‘Electric Dreams’ and ‘The Counterpart’.
The 34-year-old British actor, who made her debut with a small role in the BBC medical drama ‘Casualty’ plays Tom's wife Kate Hatfield in 'The Feed'. Most recently, Toussaint-White played D. S. Louise Rayburn in the BBC series ‘Bodyguard’.
A British actor, director, screenwriter and author, Thewlis is famous for his role as Remus Lupin in the 'Harry Potter' series. Thewlis has also been well-received in shows like ‘Fargo’ and ‘Big Mouth’ and films like ‘Dragonheart’, ‘Kingdom of Heaven’ and ‘Anomalisa’. In 'The Feed', Thewlis plays the role of Lawrence Hatfield, the father of Tom and the inventor of the technology that connects everyone's thoughts and memories.
The Irish actress is best known for her role as Catelyn Stark in the HBO series ‘Game of Thrones’. An accomplished theater actor, Fairley has appeared in numerous shows and films including the ‘Harry Potter’ series, just like her co-actor Thewlis. In 'The Feed', she plays Meredith Hatfield, Tom's mother and CEO of the company that runs the mind-sharing technology.
The series is written by Channing Powell who is also the executive producer along with Susan Hogg and Stephen Lambert. 'The Feed' is based on a novel by Nick Clark Windo.
Just like the critically-acclaimed ‘Black Mirror’ episode called ‘The Entire History of You’, the titular technology in the series allows users to record and share their lives with others. But not everyone is enamored by this invention.
A young couple, Tom and Kate and their newborn daughter live off the grid in order to stay away from the Feed. Tom’s father Lawrence is the man behind this innovation. But things start to go wrong.
Through an anomaly or a virus of some kind, the Feed starts to glitch causing its users pain and even leading them to act in a violent manner. It is now up to Tom to figure out how to save the world from this malaise. But will he be able to do that, especially with his family being at the center of all the problems?
If you like ‘The Feed’, you will also like:
‘Black Mirror’, ‘Electric Dreams’, ‘The Twilight Zone’, ‘The Man in the High Castle’ and ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’.