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Technology causes several lives to intertwine with terrible consequences in this ensemble drama exploring the destructive potential of the internet.

Drama following the stories of a disparate group of people as they interact online via social media and the internet.

Eighteen-year-old Kyle works for a webcam sex service. He is contacted by ambitious journalist Nina Dunham, who poses as a customer but is in reality researching a news story.

Cindy and Derek Hall are a quasi-estranged couple grieving for the loss of their young son. When Cindy seeks comfort via an internet forum for the bereaved, her computer is hacked and the couple's bank account is emptied, plunging the two into financial ruin.

Introverted high school student Ben is bullied on a social network, with severe consequences for him and his family.

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Role Contributor
Rich Boyd Jason Bateman
Lydia Boyd Hope Davis
Mike Dixon Frank Grillo
Nina Dunham Andrea Riseborough
Kyle Max Thieriot
Cindy Hull Paula Patton
Derek Hull Alexander Skarsgard
Jason Dixon Colin Ford
Ben Boyd Jonah Bobo
Stephen Schumacher Michael Nyqvist
Abby Boyd Haley Ramm
Peter Norbert Leo Butz
Roberta Washington Kasi Lemmons
Ross Lynd John Sharian
Director Henry Alex Rubin
Writer Andrew Stern


  • Sun 8 Feb 2015 23:15
  • Mon 9 Feb 2015 00:15
  • Sun 10 Jan 2016 23:50
  • Sun 5 Feb 2017 00:35
  • Christmas Eve 2017 00:40
  • Saturday 00:20