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Michelle Keegan set to star in chilling new Netflix series based on best-selling thriller

Jess Hardiman

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Michelle Keegan set to star in chilling new Netflix series based on best-selling thriller

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Michelle Keegan is set to star in a chilling new Netflix series based on a best-selling thriller, and we CAN’T WAIT.

In Fool Me Once, Keegan, 36, will play Maya Stern, a woman who is dealing with the ‘brutal’ death of her murdered husband Joe – only to spot him walking around her home on a nanny cam.

The new series, based on Harlan Coben’s hugely popular novel of the same name, was announced earlier this year, with Netflix confirming we’d have eight 60-minute episodes to sink our teeth into.

Other Coben adaptations from the streaming service include Safe, The Stranger and Stay Close.

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The streamer said at the time: “Harlan Coben’s Fool Me Once follows Maya Stern (Michelle Keegan) who is trying to come to terms with the brutal murder of her husband, Joe (Richard Armitage). But when Maya installs a nanny-cam to keep an eye on her young daughter, she is shocked to see a man she recognises in her house. Her husband, who she thought was dead...

Yep, that's also the legend that is Joanna Lumley. Credit: Netflix
Yep, that's also the legend that is Joanna Lumley. Credit: Netflix

“Detective Sergeant Sami Kierce (Adeel Akhtar) leads the homicide investigation into Joe's death while grappling with secrets of his own. Meanwhile, Maya's niece and nephew, Abby and Daniel, are trying to find the truth about their mother's murder, several months earlier.

“Are the two cases connected? Fool Me Once follows these characters on a thrilling hunt for the truth that will reveal shocking secrets and change their lives forever."

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The series lands at the beginning of next year. Credit: Netflix
The series lands at the beginning of next year. Credit: Netflix

Netflix explained how, in keeping with ‘previous Harlan Coben adaptations’, Fool Me Once will relocate the story from the US to the UK, having started filming in Manchester the North West of England back in February.

As such, we’ve got a suitably iconic British cast to go alongside, with the likes of Joanna Lumley, Adeel Akhtar and Dino Fetscher also among the cast.

The series lands on Netflix on 1 January at 8am, meaning it’ll serve perfectly as our new obsession as we binge-watch our way through those New Year’s Day hangovers.

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Fool Me Once is based on Harlan Coben's thriller of the same name. Credit: Netflix
Fool Me Once is based on Harlan Coben's thriller of the same name. Credit: Netflix

Commenting on the project, Coben said earlier this year: “I’m thrilled and honoured to once again be collaborating with my uber-talented partners Danny, Nicola and Richard.

Fool Me Once will be our fourth Netflix series [following Safe, The Stranger and Stay Close] together, and man, it never gets old!

Fool Me Once is a pulse-pounder - a shocking story of how secrets and deceit have the power to bring people together while simultaneously tearing them apart.

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“I can’t wait to see how this dream cast brings these characters to life.”

Watch Fool Me Once on Netflix from 1 January.

Topics: Netflix, TV And Film

Jess Hardiman
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