Premiering September 3, 2020
Exclusively on Topic, the streaming service from First Look Media.
SYNOPSIS: A prescient and gripping series, created and produced prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, that reveals a series of interconnected portraits from the first several months of a fictional pandemic as it strikes the quiet outskirts of an American city.
STARRING: Aunjanue Ellis (Lovecraft Country, The Clark Sisters), Kota Eberhardt (Dark Phoenix), Noah Averbach-Katz (A Bread Factory, The Good Fight), Mark Borkowski (Ramy, House of Cards), Matthew Lawler (The Family, City on a Hill), and Lana McKissack (A Christmas Movie Christmas)
CO-CREATED AND WRITTEN BY: Joe Penna (director Arctic, upcoming Stowaway) and Ryan Morrison (Arctic, Turning Point)
DIRECTED BY: Joe Penna, Ryan Morrison and Joshua Caldwell
PRODUCED BY: Topic
Country of Origin: USA | Language: English
Episode Count: 6 | Episode Length: 8-15 mins
CO-CREATORS JOE PENNA AND RYAN MORRISON AND STARS AUNJANUE ELLIS AND LANA McKISSACK AVAILABLE FOR SELECT INTERVIEWS
Topic is the new streaming service from First Look Media, curated for a curious and engaged audience seeking smart, provocative and meaningful entertainment. Launched last year, the rapidly growing service features North American premieres and exclusive programming from around the world, complemented by a diverse slate of originals. Recent programming includes: the weekly comedic variety series Second City Presents: The Last Show Left on Earth; Down from London from executive producer Sharon Horgan; horror anthology series Soul City from filmmakers Coodie and Chike; BAFTA TV Award nominee The Virtues from filmmaker Shane Meadows starring Stephen Graham; Maria Bamford’s discussion show on mental health, What’s Your Ailment?!; and critically acclaimed documentary and narrative films such as Behemoth and We Need to Talk About Kevin.