According to recent reports, Amazon Prime Video users will be enjoying more quality science fiction in the future. Amazon will create a series out of the dystopian novel The Feed.
Deadline Hollywood reports that European pay-TV service Liberty Global will work with Amazon on the project. The Walking Dead executive director Channing Powell will oversee the project. British production company Studio Lambert will be handling the creation of the series.
The Feed Adds to Prime’s Dystopia
Set in a post-apocalyptic future, The Feed finds mankind addictively connected to a social-media-like connection to each other. According to the book’s Amazon page description, “Every interaction, every emotion, every image can be shared through it; it is the essential tool everyone relies on to know and understand the thoughts and feelings of partners, parents, friends, children, colleagues, bosses, employees…”
The trouble in the book starts when the Feed collapses. A socially-addicted humanity reels as they must relearn how to live without the Feed’s connection.
The new series will join Amazon’s growing library sci-fi series based on dystopian novels. The streaming service won awards for its adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s Man in the High Castle. The service also recently released Electric Dreams, a series based on short stories also written by Dick.
Amazon places a particular focus on science fiction as part of its content strategy. The company’s 2018 content strategy includes a large number of new original series. According to Variety, the company plans three additional science fiction series, also based on novels.