Octavia Spencer’s production company, Orit Entertainment, will produce a docu-series about the FBI titled “Feds.” Spencer will do the production.
Co-produced by October Films, the documentary series will air on True-Crime Network ID and Discovery+.
“Feds” (working title) is set to be a six-part production that will give viewers an inside look at America’s best-known crime-fighting agency with exclusive access to active FBI agents and unusual and high-profile cases ranging from the infiltration of the MS-13 gang in Boston to their busting of a Florida drug empire, according to agents, victims and informants. Audiences will also get the inside story of close conversations where the agency, with the help of specialized intelligence and undercover agents, was able to prevent a tragedy.
“A big part of my excitement about our partnership with ID has been the opportunity to present incredible stories to true crime fans from a whole new perspective,” said Spencer. “’Feds’ is really unique. As viewers, we’ve never fallen as deeply as we did on this series. Being a true crime follower myself, it was exciting to speak to active FBI special agents and I couldn’t be more excited to share “Feds” with the ID audience,” Spencer said
Jason Sarlanis, President of Crime and Investigative Content, Linear and Streaming, said, “When we partnered with Octavia, we knew her passion for telling unique and powerful stories would transport our audiences into exciting new worlds of true crime storytelling would. “Feds” offers unprecedented access and delves deep into the FBI to unveil compelling behind-the-scenes accounts of high-profile stories from active-duty federal agents who have experienced them firsthand, and we know that ID viewers love this groundbreaking approach will. ”
“Feds” is the second collaboration in Spencer and October Films’ multi-part deal for ID and Discovery+. The first to be announced in June was “Highway 20,” about a notorious stretch of US Highway 20 in Oregon where dozens of women and girls were victims of rape, murder, or simply vanished in the 1970s through the 1990s.
Brian Clisham and Stephanie Kluft will also produce for Orit, while Gillian Pachter and Matt Robins will produce for October Films.
https://variety.com/2022/tv/global/octavia-spencer-id-discovery-feds-1235351698/ Octavia Spencer is executive producing the FBI documentary series “Feds” for Discovery+