The first teaser trailer for upcoming newspaper drama Press is here!
Though the drama will feature competing newsrooms, Press will reportedly not seek to dramatize or explore current hot-button issues of the day, such as the ongoing debate around the idea of “fake news”. Instead, the series will seek to tackle broader topics facing the news industry, particularly regarding the ethical minefields that reporters and editors must navigate each day. Who do we trust to give us information? Why? What are your sources?
The series synopsis, however, still promises high stakes and high drama:
"Set in the fast-paced and challenging environment of the British newspaper industry, Press will immerse viewers in the personal lives and the constant professional dilemmas facing its characters. The series follows their lives as they attempt to balance work and play, ambition and integrity, amid the never-ending pressure of the 24-hour global news cycle and an industry in turmoil."
Watch the first look trailer for yourselves:
Press will air in the U.K. later this Fall and will come to America in 2019 on PBS Masterpiece.
Hot off the press! Charlotte Riley and Ben Chaplin are joined by @David_Suchet in this six-part drama set in the world of two rival British newspapers. Coming to MASTERPIECE in 2019… can’t wait? Watch the trailer now: https://t.co/UuwPHRXPO2 pic.twitter.com/JaOFScHcmJ— Masterpiece PBS (@masterpiecepbs) August 22, 2018
What do think? Are you happy to see the former Poirot headed back to television? Does Press look like something you’d watch? Let’s discuss in the comments.