The Bite

International Panorama

national premiere
Comedy Drama - Horror | United States | 2020

Episode(s): 1 & 2
Series: 6 x 45min

THE BITE follows the lives of two neighbors Rachel and Lily as they embark on unprecedented times when a deadly new strain of a virus arrives. Navigating the new normal in New York City, Rachel works from home juggling her many telemedicine clients and a shaky marriage to her husband Dr. Zach who has a prestigious job at the CDC miles away in Washington D.C. Meanwhile, Lily is upstairs trying to convince her Wall Street clientele that her very specific skill set is still just as valuable through a video screen as it was in person.

Our take

Michelle and Robert King, creators of The Good Wife, let their hair down with this crazy comedy written during the lockdown, playing with the new restraints applied to filmmaking and redefining the codes of the zombie genre. Audra McDonald (The Good Fight) and Taylor Schilling (Orange is the New Black) have a heyday acting as two women facing several kinds of isolations.

  • Created By Michelle KING, Robert KING
  • Written By Michelle KING, Robert KING
  • Directed By Brooke KENNEDY (Ep 1), Lonny PRICE (Ep 2)
  • Music Sharyn GERSH
  • With Audra MCDONALD, Taylor SCHILLING, Steven PASQUALE, Will SWENSON, Phillipa SOO, Leslie UGGAMS
  • Production Spectrum, CBS STUDIOS, King Size Productions
  • International sales ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group
  • Broadcaster Spectrum