TV News: Five, Press, Scream, Murder, Viagra, Flash

Harlan Coben’s The Five
Netflix has acquired the North American rights to Sky UK’s mystery thriller series “Harlan Coben’s The Five” based on an idea from the best-selling author and designed for binge-watching.

The story follows a group of friends as they discover that the brother of one them, who vanished years earlier, may still be alive after his DNA turns up at a murder scene. The series will debut on the service on Friday. [Source: Variety]

Press
Charlotte Riley, Ben Chaplin and David Suchet have joined the ensemble cast of BBC One’s six-episode newspaper drama “Press”. Filming begins in London next month for air in 2018.

Created by Mike Bartlett and directed by Tom Vaughan, the series is set in the world of competing UK newspapers – one now at the mercy of the digital age and the 24-hour news cycle. Brendan Cowell, Ellie Kendrick, Al Weaver, Priyanga Burford, Paapa Essiedu and Shane Zaza co-star. [Source: Deadline]

Scream
Keke Palmer, RJ Cyler, Jessica Sula, Giorgia Whigham and Giullian Yao Gioiello have all joined the cast of the six-episode third season of MTV’s “Scream” which begins production Monday in Atlanta and will premiere in March 2018 as a three-night event.

Palmer will play Kym, a bold social activist who finds herself and her friends being hunted by a masked killer. Queen Latifah has also joined as an executive producer on the new season.. [Source: Deadline]

Murder
CBS has given a pilot order to a remake of the BBC miniseries “Murder” from executive producer Dan Lin. Shot like a true crime documentary, the audience will be taken on emotional journey of an investigation, allowing them to discern the truth and judge the suspects’ guilt or innocence for themselves. [Source: Variety]

The Viagra Diaries
The CW and More/Medavoy are developing a one-hour series based on the critically acclaimed novel “The Viagra Diaries”. Erwin More and Brian Medavoy will executive produce.

The story follows a woman who, after her husband has a mid-life crisis at 65 and leaves her, struggles with being single for the first time in 35 years. [Source: Deadline]

The Flash
Executive producer Andrew Kreisberg participates in a new promo featurette for the upcoming fourth season of “The Flash” which is being dubbed something of a ‘restart’ with a return to the show’s light fun roots. He says it’s: “more comedy more fun, more brightness and more excitement”.

He also discusses the big bad of this year, The Thinker: “We tend to think of the Flash as an athlete, like a runner. But he’s up against a villain this season that he can’t outrun. It’s somebody he has to out-think, and it’s going to take him and Cisco and Caitlin and a few other surprise people to be able to get one step ahead.”