Earlier this year it was reported that Netflix and the creative team behind The Stranger would be reuniting for an adaptation of Harlan Coben’s New York Times bestseller Stay Close, and now the streamer has officially announced an eight-episode series order, as well as unveiling the cast.
Stay Close follows three key characters whose dark secrets resurface, setting off a chain of events which threatens to destroy their lives, and will see Cush Jumbo (The Good Fight), James Nesbitt (The Missing) and Richard Armitage (The Stranger) in the lead roles alongside Sarah Parish (Medici). Here’s the official logline:
With trademark thrills, gripping suspense, and a crime to solve, Stay Close 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), a working mother of three; Ray (Armitage), the once promising documentary photographer, now stuck in a dead-end job pandering to celebrity-obsessed rich kids, and Broome (Nesbitt), a detective who’s unable to let go of a missing person’s cold case. Lorraine (Parish), an old friend from Megan’s past, delivers some shocking news which will impact on all three characters. As the past comes back to haunt them, threatening to ruin their lives and the lives of those around them, what will be their next move?
“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,” said Coben. ” 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! Netflix has been a wonderful home, and from what I’ve seen so far, Stay Close will be our most gripping and binge-able series yet.”