Michelle Keegan announced for new Netflix Harlan Coben thriller series
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Michelle Keegan has been announced to star in a brand-new Netflix thriller series, based on the novel by Harlan Coben.
The series, Fool Me Once, will be the streaming platform's eighth Harlan Coben adaptation.
Netflix UK shared the exciting news yesterday (20 February) via their social media channels, and announced that Keegan, 35, would star in the latest series as main character Maya Stern.
Joining Keegan will be a star-studded cast filled with the likes of Adeel Akhtar, who will play Detective Sergeant Sami Kierce, and Joanna Lumley, who will lead alongside Keegan as Judith Burkett.
The eight-part thriller will give fans an incredible adaptation of the popular novel Fool Me Once, written and published by Coben in 2016.
The synopsis for the series follows Keegan's character, Maya, trying to come to terms with the heinous murder of her husband, Joe, played by Richard Armitage.
Yet, after installing a nanny-cam to keep on eye on her daughter, the mother is terrified to see a man she recognises skulking about in her house.
The creepy figure in question is none other than her husband who she was led to believe was dead.
A series of investigations arise as Maya desperately tries to get to the bottom of the case.
Filming for the series has already begun in various Manchester locations.
Coben was over-the-moon about the announcement, saying: "I’m thrilled and honoured to once again be collaborating with my uber-talented partners Danny, Nicola and Richard."
The new thriller series will be the fourth Netflix series based on Coben's work, following the likes of Safe, The Stranger and Stay Close.
The writer also dubbed the plot a 'pulse-pounder'.
He called it: "A shocking story of how secrets and deceit have the power to bring people together while simultaneously tearing them apart. I can’t wait to see how this dream cast brings these characters to life."
Keegan also shared the news to her 6.4 million followers on Instagram.
Posting a series of five photos, the actor captioned the post: "Finally the secret's out!!"
She added: "I'm over the moon to be joining the cast of FOOL ME ONCE, a Netflix UK thriller based on the book by the extremely talented Harlan Coben."
"Here we gooooo..." she ended the reveal with.
Fans couldn't wait to rush in and share their congratulations to Keegan for landing the big-time role, with one saying: "Hope it goes amazingly for you. Netflix are very lucky to have such a wonderful and talented superstar."
"Ah this is amazing congratulations gal!" praised another happy fan.
While a third wrote: "Here we go! So excited to watch this you little star."
While an official release date is yet to be announced, the limited series Fool Me Once is definitely coming soon to Netflix.
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