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Netflix announces new creepy thriller from The Stranger creators

Richard Armitage, James Nesbitt and Cush Jumbo

James Nesbitt, Richard Armitage, and Cush Jumbo are starring in the new series (Picture: Getty/Rex)

Netflix has announced that the team behind The Stranger are taking on a new thriller, starring James Nesbitt, Cush Jumbo, and Richard Armitage.

The Stranger, which also starred Richard and was based on the novel by Harlan Coben, proved to be a hit with viewers, with the streaming giant now adapting another of the author’s books.

Netflix announced the news on Twitter, sharing snaps of the leading actors and writing: ‘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.’

It added: ‘Everything crossed for more insane twists and farm animals named after boybands.’

The eight-part series is set to follow the three characters as they keep dark secrets from their family and friends.


Megan (Cush) is a mother-of-three, while Ray (Richard) is stuck in a job he hates and Broome (James) is a detective stuck on an unsolved case.

James 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.

Richard Armitage in Netflix's The Stranger

Richard also starred in The Stranger (Picture: Netflix)

‘At a time when we have remained apart, Stay Close promises to break all the rules.’

The Stranger was written by Danny Brocklehurst, and followed a stranger who tells a man a secret that has a devastating impact on his seemingly perfect life.

Meanwhile, Sheridan Smith is teaming up with the show’s creators for another series – No Return.

The four-part drama focuses on a family holiday to Turkey. However, the trip is thrown into turmoil as Kathy, played by Sheridan, and her husband Martin have to fight for their 16-year old son who is accused of a serious crime at a beach party.

Looks like we’re getting all the dramas our hearts could desire! We can’t wait.

Stay Close doesn’t yet have a release date. The Stranger is available to stream on Netflix.


Credit: Original article published here.

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