Charlotte Riley will play the Deputy News Editor of fictional broadsheet The Herald, and Ben Chaplin will play the Editor of fictional tabloid newspaper The Post. Priyanga Burford will play The Herald’s Editor.
Paapa Essiedu will play The Post’s newest reporter, and Shane Zaza its News Editor. Ellie Kendrick will be a junior reporter, Al Weaver an investigative journalist, and Brendan Cowell the Deputy Editor at The Herald.
They will be joined by David Suchet who will play the Chairman & CEO of Worldwide News, owner of The Post.
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.