Calling all fans of The Stranger, Safe, and The Woods: Netflix has just announced some very exciting Harlan Coben news. As part of his five-year deal with the streaming giant, they will now be adapting the author's bestselling 2012 mystery novel Stay Close. The new eight-part thriller, which will made by the same team behind The Stranger, boasts a seriously good cast and will be filmed on location in Manchester.
For those who haven't read the book, the story tells the tale of three key characters whose “dark secrets resurface, setting off a chain of events which threatens to destroy their lives,” according to Netflix. Here's everything else we know:
Who will star in Stay Close?
So many great actors. Vera star Cush Jumbo, Cold Feet's James Nesbitt, Berlin Station's Richard Armitage and Bancroft star Sarah Parish have all signed on for the series. If, like us, you marathon-watched The Stranger earlier this year, you'll remember Richard from his role as Adam Price.
What has Harlan Coben said about Stay Close?
The latest adaptation is part of Coben's five-year deal with the streaming giant to turn 14 of his books into TV shows and films. They've already adapted The Stranger, Safe, and The Woods and 2016's The Five.
Fans of The Stranger and Safe, rejoice! The next Netflix show based on @HarlanCoben's books will be STAY CLOSE – starring Cush Jumbo, Richard Armitage, James Nesbitt and Sarah Parish. pic.twitter.com/58TRn2Kk1r
— Netflix UK & Ireland (@NetflixUK) October 28, 2020
Speaking about the new series, he shared, "I am so happy and excited to Stay Close (pun intended) with Danny Brocklehurst, Nicola Shindler and Richard Fee - the same team that made The Stranger, Safe and The Five. And talk about a dream-come-true cast – Cush Jumbo, an incendiary and awesome talent; Jimmy Nesbitt, a legendary actor I always wanted to collaborate with; and wow, Richard Armitage back again!"
When will Stay Close be released on Netflix?
No word on a a scheduled release date yet, but fingers crossed we can expect it by early 2022.
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