‘The Four’ announced: Sky1 orders follow-up to ‘The Five’

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Sky1 has commissioned a new crime drama from bestselling author Harlan Coben, following the success of The Five.

Starring Tom Cullen, O. T. Fagbenle, Lee Ingleby and Sarah Solemani, The Five premiered on Sky1 in April.

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RED Production Company, the makers of Happy Valley, will now produce a follow-up called The Four.

The new eight-part series is described as “a stand-alone, character-driven thriller that tells the chilling story of an idyllic family community irrevocably shattered by secrets, lies, suspicions and misguided trust.”

Writer Harlan Coben commented: “I am incredibly proud of what we all achieved with The Five. Our goal from the start was to create a gripping crime drama that moved you, surprised you – and had a shocking and emotionally satisfying ending. I never wanted to make a sequel to The Five – that story has now been told — but rather, to start fresh and bring a whole new crime drama to the screen. Working with Nicola and Sky again was essential to ensure that creatively, The Four is brought to life in the way that we have imagined.”

Nicola Shindler of RED Production Company said: “Working with Harlan on The Five was a fantastic experience and I am incredibly proud of what we created. When Harlan told me about the premise for his latest story many months ago, I knew that it would be just as addictive viewing as The Five. As with all his work, it is utterly intriguing, totally immersive and completely character-driven.”

Cameron Roach, Sky Drama added: ’We are ambitious for our dramas to be much-loved and talked-about events for our customers, and The Five delivered on that. The world-class storytelling of Harlan, combined with strong screenplays from Danny Brocklehurst and high-quality production from Red, is an intoxicating combination. We are looking forward to The Four gaining its own place in the Sky original drama portfolio’.

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