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James Nesbitt & More Announced For New Harlan Coben Netflix Drama 'Stay Close'

Tara Walsh
Tara Walsh

10:40 30 Oct 2020


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Stay Close

A Netflix adaptation of Harlan Coben's novel Stay Close is heading our way.

The streamer made the casting announcement this week.

The team behind 'Stay Close'

The Good Wife's Cush Jumbo will play one of the three main characters.

She'll be joined by The Stranger's Richard Armitage and Bloody Sunday's James Nesbitt.

In keeping with previous adaptations, Stay Close will relocate the story from the US to UK shores.

Nicola Shindler and Richard Fee will act as executive producers on the series.

They'll work alongside creator Harlan Coben and Danny Brocklehurst, who is lead writer again.

Coben has signed a five-year deal with the streamer to develop 14 of his titles into film and TV dramas.

The plot

Stay Close is from the same people who brought us Safe and The Stranger.

It follows the story of three key characters whose dark secrets resurface.

This sets off a chain of events which threatens to destroy their lives.

According to Netflix, the series questions how much you really know someone.

Three people living comfortable lives each conceal dark secrets that even the closest to them would never suspect.

Megan (Jumbo) is a working mother of three.

Ray (Armitage) was once a promising documentary photographer.

He's now stuck in a dead-end job pandering to celebrity-obsessed rich kids.

While Broome (Nesbitt) is a detective who’s unable to let go of a missing person’s cold case.

 

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The cast react

The cast have released statements sharing their excitement about the new project.

Jumbo said, 'I’m so excited to work alongside Netflix, Nicola and the whole team on Stay Close.'

'Can’t wait to get my teeth into such a brilliant British thriller.'

 

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Nesbitt said, 'The team at RED are a northern powerhouse of world-class TV.'

'They are a benchmark for quality drama, and I’m thrilled to be part of such a great production.'

'The scripts drew me in from the get-go and I am looking forward to starting filming.'

Armitage said, 'I can’t wait to return to Manchester to work with Nicola, Danny, Harlan and the team again.'

'I love Harlan’s style and this plot and character will be brilliantly challenging.'

'At a time when we have remained apart; Stay Close promises to break all the rules.'

 

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A release date hasn't been announced.


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