Nothing But TV: Richard Armitage to star in Netflix series The Stranger.


Netflix has ordered 8 episodes of The Stranger, a suspenseful new series based on the Harlan Coben novel of the same name. 

Starring Richard Armitage, The Stranger is the third collaboration for RED Production Company, Harlan Coben and Netflix, following the success of The Five and 2018 hit Harlan Coben’s Safe, which starred Michael C. Hall.  The new drama series reunites Nicola Shindler and Harlan Coben with writer Danny Brocklehurst. The 8 x 60-minute series goes into production in March 2019.

The official synopsis reads: A secret destroys a man’s perfect life and sends him on a collision course with a deadly conspiracy in this shocking thriller.  Adam Price has a good life, two wonderful sons, and a watertight marriage -  until one night a stranger sits next to him in a bar and tells him a devastating secret about his wife, Corinne. Soon Adam finds himself tangled in something far darker than even Corinne’s deception, and realizes that if he doesn’t make exactly the right moves, the conspiracy he’s stumbled into will not only ruin lives—it will end them.

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 Harlan Coben said: “The Stranger was one of my most challenging novels — and definitely the most twisted.  When I wrote it, I never imagined that I’d be part of a ‘Dream Team’ of extraordinary talent bringing it to life.  I can’t wait to reunite with Danny, Nicola, and Netflix on this remarkable project.”

 

Nicola Shindler, founder and executive producer of RED Production Company, said: “I’m really excited to once again work with Harlan, Danny and Netflix on The Stranger. There is a real appetite for contained dramas, and Harlan is an absolute master of keeping the audience guessing and gripped to the edge of their seats with his incredible storytelling.  The Stranger is another really intriguing premise, and with this amazing cast to bring these complex characters to life, audiences are in for a real treat.”

 

Danny Brocklehurst said: “It’s fantastic to reunite with Netflix, Harlan and RED for another complex, emotional thriller.  Richard Armitage is perfect for the role of Adam, and I can't wait to bring our binge-able new drama to life.”

 

Richard Armitage said: “I could barely contain my excitement reading Harlan Coben’s The Stranger; a nail biting thriller with a huge beating heart and a dash of social commentary for extra bite. I’m thrilled to be returning to work with Nicola Schindler and the brilliant creative team she has assembled.”

 

Larry Tanz, Vice President of Content Acquisition, Netflix said: “We're proud to bring Harlan's riveting rollercoaster of a novel to the screen with this expert team of storytellers.  With Harlan, Danny and RED behind the camera and Richard in front of it, Netflix members around the world will be captivated by this gripping mystery.”