Trailer: Netflix to Stay Close this December
James R | On 05, Dec 2021
Four people, dark secrets, and a past that threatens their lives. That’s the starting point for Stay Close, Netflix’s new thriller from Harlan Coben (The Stranger, Safe, The Five).
Starring Cush Jumbo, James Nesbitt, Richard Armitage and Sarah Parish, the drama questions how much you really know someone. The answer is unveiled on 31st December, when the series premieres on Netflix worldwide. Here’s the trailer:
Stay Close: Season 1 is available on Netflix UK, as part of an £9.99 monthly subscription.
Eddie Izzard joins Richard Armitage and Cush Jumbo in Netflix’s Stay Close
4th February 2021
Eddie Izzard has joined Richard Armitage and Cush Jumbo in Netflix’s new drama Stay Close
The team behind The Stranger and Safe are producing the series, which is Netflix’s latest adaptation of a Harlan Coben novel. 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, a working mother of three; Ray, the once promising documentary photographer, now stuck in a dead-end job pandering to celebrity-obsessed rich kids, and Broome, a detective who’s unable to let go of a missing person’s cold case.
Cush Jumbo (The Good Fight, The Good Wife, Deadwater Fell), James Nesbitt (Bloody Sunday, The Missing) and Richard Armitage (The Stranger, The Hobbit, Hannibal) were confirmed in the three lead roles last year. Now, they’ve got some added comany, with Eddie Izzard cast as Harry – a small-town lawyer and defender of the disenfranchised residents of Livingstone who has been like a father figure to Megan over the years.
Also joining the cast are Jo Joyner as Erin Cartright, a quick witted, highly observant Police Detective and Broome’s ex-wife, Daniel Francis as Dave Shaw, a doting father to his three children and engaged to Megan, Bethany Antonia as Megan and Dave’s eldest daughter Kayleigh, Rachel Andrews as Bea, Kayleigh’s best friend, Poppy Gilbert and Hyoie O’Grady as Barbie and Ken, a seemingly sweet young couple, and Andi Osho as Simona, a retired ex-army sergeant who’s now pregnant with her first child.
Stay Close goes into production this spring, with filming to take place in and around Manchester and the North West of England. Juliet Charlesworth (Happy Valley, Traces) is series producer and Daniel O’Hara (The Stranger, Brassic) is lead director and an executive producer. Sheila Nortley produces with Lindy Heymann as director for block two.
Stay Close: Cush Jumbo, James Nesbitt and Richard Armitage to star in Netflix series
28th October 2020
Netflix is lining up its next Harlan Coben adaptation and it’s assembled one heck of a cast to do it.
The team behind The Stranger and Safe are producing Stay Close, based on Coben’s bestselling novel of the same name. Following hot on the heels of the hugely successful limited series The Stranger, which debuted on Netflix earlier this year, Stay Close reunites long term collaborators Nicola Shindler and Richard Fee as executive producers, alongside creator Harlan Coben and Danny Brocklehurst, who is lead writer again.
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, a working mother of three; Ray, the once promising documentary photographer, now stuck in a dead-end job pandering to celebrity-obsessed rich kids, and Broome, a detective who’s unable to let go of a missing person’s cold case.
Cush Jumbo (The Good Fight, The Good Wife, Deadwater Fell), James Nesbitt (Bloody Sunday, The Missing) and Richard Armitage (The Stranger, The Hobbit, Hannibal) are confirmed in the three lead roles. They are joined by Sarah Parish (Bancroft, Medici) as Lorraine, 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?
Jumbo said: “I’m so excited to work alongside Netflix, Nicola and the whole team on Stay Close. Can’t wait to get my teeth into such a brilliant British thriller.”
Nesbitt added: “The team at RED are a northern powerhouse of world-class TV. They are a benchmark for quality drama, and I’m thrilled to be part of such a great production. The scripts drew me in from the get-go and I am looking forward to starting filming.”
Armitage commented: “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. At a time when we have remained apart, Stay Close promises to break all the rules.”
Stay Close is the latest Netflix project for Harlan Coben, as part of his current five-year deal with the streamer to develop 14 of his titles into film and TV dramas, which includes Polish original The Woods, Spanish original The Innocent starring Mario Casas and directed by Oriol Paulo, the film Six Years, written and directed by David Ayer, and Gone for Good, which is currently filming in France.