August 9, 2023 Fresh Produce

Fresh Produce Media, the podcast company behind series such as Jon Hamm-fronted The Big Lie, is launching a new dystopian sci-fi series starring Helen HuntBeau Bridges and Julia Rehwald.

The company is behind Alethea, which comes from Mark Henry Phillips, who worked on Serial, which debuts on Amazon’s Audible.

Alethea, which drops on August 10, is set 25 years into the future and takes place in a warped, hyper-capitalist world with echoes of our own. Instead of Covid, NYC’s been ravaged by a virus called Cato. And instead of a greed-fueled opioid epidemic, there’s an epidemic of addiction to Gamma – the drug created to treat Cato. Wall Street doesn’t run Manhattan, but instead, Telos (the drug company behind Gamma) does – and it’s more powerful than any investment bank.

In this alternate universe, everything seems to be humming along until the protagonist, a young scientist working for Telos named Sam Bixler, stumbles upon information that sends her on a quest to find her missing parents and into the orbit of the Resistance – a loose-knit group of cells fighting to take down the company that employs her.