The Bite is coming to Spectrum Originals in May. The six-episode series, from Robert and Michelle King, will follow a pair of female neighbors, played by Audra McDonald and Taylor Schilling, as they cope with the outbreak of a deadly virus. The show also features Steven Pasquale, Will Swenson, Phillipa Soo, and Leslie Uggams.
Spectrum Originals revealed more about The Bite in a press release.
“From creators Robert and Michelle King (The Good Fight, The Good Wife, Evil) comes an unexpected and jaw-dropping six-episode series, THE BITE. The Spectrum and CBS Studios co-produced satirical drama will have viewers chomping for more when all episodes premiere exclusively to Spectrum video subscribers free On Demand (and without ads) on Friday, May 21, 2021.
THE BITE follows the lives of two neighbors Rachel (Audra McDonald, The Good Fight) and Lily (Taylor Schilling, Orange is the New Black) 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 (Steven Pasquale, The Comey Rule) 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 skillset is still just as valuable through a video screen as it was in person.
THE BITE is co-produced by Spectrum Originals and CBS Studios and the series is created and written by Robert & Michelle King. The show is also produced by their production company King Size Productions with Liz Glotzer and Brooke Kennedy also serving as executive producers.
Additional cast includes: Will Swenson as “Brian Ritter,” Phillipa Soo as “Cyndi Estereo” and Leslie Uggams as “Dr. Hester Boutella.”
Check out a trailer for The Bite below.
What do you think? Are you planning to check out The Bite on Spectrum Originals in May?
PLEASE encourage a second season of The Bite. I’ve watched the first season 6 times!!
Loved loved loved it I watched all 6 episodes. Can’t leave us hanging it has to be a second season it just has to be.
I hope there’s a second season. I need to know what happens after episode 6!
Enjoyable show, just all around good stuff. Does anyone know who sings the theme song, “We’ll Meet Again”? Cant find this version and saw nothing in the credits.
I think it’s Jonathan Coulton? I’ve been trying to find it, too!!!
Yes, it’s Jonathan Coulton; I wrote to the artist and am waiting for his response regarding a download of this FABULOUS track!
Original was recorded by singer Vera Lynn during WWII (don’t know what year) and all the troops were encouraged by the message of encouragement. It’s on YouTube and there are 2 versions. One is the original recording and the 2nd one is part of a concert she did in 1995 celebrating the 50th anniversary of D Day. She still sounds really good but it’s part of a long concert so you might want to just check out the 1st one and listen to the original she recorded back in the 1940’s. Really beautiful.
I loved it. It was so timely and sly. And the political references too good.
For those concerned about it being too gory because of how the trailer presented it, don’t worry, it’s strangely not scary gory.
Don’t miss the artwork and music in the opening and the images in the closing. Artfully done.
This is the best of the best! Timely, hilarious dark humor, and spot on, but I have the final episode to see. Don’t miss it!
I just watched the 6 episodes. I loved it ! But, the ending was disappointing!!! What happened!!! Will there be another season????
episode 6 ended but who lived?
Watching last episode of Bite. I love it.
I was having breakfast this morning waiting for my 4 year old granddaughter to arrive when this disgusting ad for the series “Bite” appeared. It made me nauseous and cannot imagine why one would advertise such blood and gore in the morning when families are together, children are getting ready for school. This is not satirical to people who have survived a year of hell with Covid ruling all our lives. Please use some discretion.
Definitely will watch – never have seen a bad King’s series; looks like it might be fun in a “Brain Dead” sort of way. I like that it’s only 6 episodes – too much great TV to watch everything.