TV News: Flash, Ray, Dead, Arabia, Berlin, Bugs

The Flash
Andy Mientus will reprise his role as metahuman Hartley Rathaway, aka Pied Piper, in the seventeenth episode of the second season of The CW’s “The Flash”. In the episode Hartley returns to wreak havoc on his former S.T.A.R. Labs colleagues when The Flash impossibly revisits an earlier timeline. [Source: TV Line]

Ray Donovan
Gabriel Mann (“Revenge”) has been cast in a recurring role in Showtime’s “Ray Donovan” for its upcoming fourth season. Mann will play Jacob Waller, an aggressive attorney who represents high-profile clients, in at least three episodes. [Source: Variety]

Dead of Summer
“Once Upon a Time” actors Elizabeth Mitchell and Elizabeth Lail have joined the cast of Freeform’s supernatural horror series “Dead of Summer” which has a straight-to-series order. Set in the late 1980s at a remote camp where an ancient evil has returned, Lail plays a nervous camp counselor while Mitchell plays the camp’s new owner. [Source: Deadline]

Lawrence in Arabia
“Sons Of Anarchy” executive producers Art Linson and John Linson are developing the HBO period drama series “Lawrence In Arabia”. McCarten, Art and John Linson are executive producing.

Based on Scott Anderson’s 2014 novel and adapted by Oscar-nominated Anthony McCarten (“The Theory Of Everything”), the drama chronicles the adventures of T.E. Lawrence, David Hogarth, William Yale, and Rudolph McGovern as they navigated the burgeoning Arab Revolt in the Middle East in the years leading up to World War I. [Source: Deadline]

Babylon Berlin
“Cloud Atlas” co-director Tom Tykwer is set to serve as show runner on the TV series “Babylon Berlin,” an adaptation of Volker Kutscher’s series about a young police inspector named Gereon Rath living in 1929 Berlin. The first will premiere in 2017.

Sky Deutschland, ARD Degeto, X Filme and Beta Film produce the project which Achim von Borries and Hendrik Handloegten are penning and which begins production in April. The entire first season of sixteen episodes is budgeted at $45 million and is based on the first of five books in the series. [Source: Variety]

Beat Bugs
Netflix has released the first trailer for “Beat Bugs,” a new animated series featuring renditions of The Beatles songs by artists including Eddie Vedder, Pink, James Bay, Sia, The Shins, Of Monsters and Men, Chris Cornell, Regina Spektor, James Corden and Birdy.

The series revolves around five friends who band together to explore and learn in an overgrown suburban backyard, which to them is their entire universe. Australian native Josh Wakely directs, writes and produces the series.