Netflix Sets January Premiere Date For Harlan Coben’s ‘The Stranger’ Starring Richard Armitage
Netflix’s adaptation of Harlan Coben’s ‘The Stranger’ starring Richard Armitage, Jennifer Saunders, Hannah John-Kamen, Siobhan Finneran, and Kadiff Kirwan will premiere in January 2020 the streaming service has announced.
The drama comes from the team behind Harlan Coben’s ‘Safe’ (which starred Michael C. Hall), and sees Armitage play Adam Price, a man who discovers a secret that destroys his perfect life and sends him on a collision course with a deadly conspiracy. Adam 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, Corrine. Soon Adam finds himself tangled in something far darker than even his wife’s deception, and realises 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.
You can see a little clip of the fateful meeting below…
She wears a cap ? She knows things she probably shouldn’t ? She’s… The Stranger. Coming the Netflix 30 Jan. pic.twitter.com/RF12GIVtqc
— Netflix UK & Ireland (@NetflixUK) December 11, 2019
Joining Armitage in the series are Siobhan Finneran (‘Happy Valley’, ‘Downton Abbey’) takes a leading role as DS Johanna Griffin, who finds her pragmatic approach to police work compromised when her investigation into the matter becomes deeply personal; Dervla Kirwan (‘Strike Back’, ‘Silent Witness’) plays Corrine Price, a well-respected teacher, a loving wife to Adam and mother to their two sons. When Adam learns a terrible secret about his wife from The Stranger, he confronts her but she disappears, kick-starting a chain of events with potentially devastating results; Hannah John-Kamen (‘Ant-Man and The Wasp’, ‘Ready Player One’) stars as the titular mysterious stranger who exposes people’s secrets, dropping bombshells that will shatter lives; Jennifer Saunders (‘Absolutely Fabulous’) in her first major dramatic role, plays Heidi, Johanna’s closest friend. She is an outgoing character who is seeking adventure after her daughter leaves for university; Anthony Head (‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’, ‘Merlin’) portrays as Edgar Price, a successful CEO of a large property development company trying to gentrify a rundown area. Edgar’s world is also rocked when a dark secret from the past is revealed; And Stephen Rea (‘War and Peace’, ‘The Crying Game’) takes on the role of Martin Rinksy, a retired police detective who still has connections in the field. As Adam turns to him for help, the former policeman is soon forced to confront events from the past.
Also starring in the Netflix thriller are Shaun Dooley (‘Ordinary Lies’, ‘Broadchurch’) who takes the role of Doug Tripp, a dedicated family man who detects problems within Adam Price’s household – but does he know more than he’s letting on?; Paul Kaye (‘Game of Thrones’) as John Katz, a man pushed to extremes for the sake of his family; And Kadiff Kirwan (‘Chewing Gum’, ‘Black Mirror’) as Wesley Ross, a young detective constable working alongside DS Griffin, but when Johanna asks Wes to keep an explosive secret, his loyalty is tested.
The Stranger is the third collaboration for RED Production Company (a STUDIOCANAL company) and Harlan Coben following the success of ‘The Five’ and 2018 hit ‘Safe’. Nicola Shindler, writers Harlan Coben and Danny Brocklehurst, and Richard Fee are the Executive Producers of the new eight-part series.
‘The Stranger’ premieres Thursday, 30th January 2020 on Netflix UK and worldwide.
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