Netflix inks overall deal with Harlan Coben
James R | On 28, Aug 2018
Netflix has entered into an exclusive overall deal with Harlan Coben.
The New York Times bestselling author of 30 novels, has sold over 75 million books over his career and his work has been translated into 43 languages around the world. Titles such as Fool Me Once, Tell No One, Don’t Let Go, the renowned Myron Bolitar series and the Mickey Bolitar series for young adults will require little introduction for many readers. But since Tell No One was adapted into a French movie of the same name, he has been no stranger to the screen, with series such as Five for Sky under his belt.
He is no stranger to Netflix either. He currently has two crime drama series on Netflix – Safe, starring Michael C. Hall (pictured above), which premiered earlier this year, and the 2015 French series No Second Chance.
“Harlan’s page-turning crime novels are beloved by readers around the world,” comments Erik Barmack, Vice President of International Originals for Netflix. “We are excited to continue our partnership with him and develop his suspenseful thrillers into global Netflix originals.”
The multi-year agreement will see Netflix will work with Coben to develop 14 existing titles and future projects, including his upcoming novel Run Away, which will be published in March 2019. Netflix adaptations will include both English language and foreign language series, as well as films, with Coben will serving as an executive producer on all projects.
“I loved working with the Netflix team on Safe, and seeing the fantastic audience response around the world,” says Coben. “I’m thrilled to continue our relationship to create more original films and series with them on a global scale.”