Eddie Izzard, Jo Joyner, Daniel Francis, Andi Osho & Bethany Antonia join new Harlan Coben drama Stay Close





Eddie Izzard, Jo Joyner, Daniel Francis, Andi Osho & Bethany Antonia join new Harlan Coben drama Stay Close

New cast members confirmed alongside previously announced cast including Cush Jumbo, James Nesbitt, Richard Armitage and Sarah Parish

Executive produced by Nicola Shindler (Finding Alice, Happy Valley, It’s A Sin), writers Harlan Coben (The Woods) and Danny Brocklehurst (Brassic, Come Home), and Richard Fee (The Stranger, Prey).

Casting News

Eddie Izzard is 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

Jo Joyner is Erin Cartright, a quick witted, highly observant Police Detective and Broome’s ex-wife

Daniel Francis is Dave Shaw a doting father to his three children and engaged to Megan

Bethany Antonia is Megan and Dave’s eldest daughter Kayleigh Shaw

Rachel Andrews is Bea, Kayleigh’s best friend

Poppy Gilbert and Hyoie O’Grady play Barbie and Ken, a seemingly sweet young couple

Andi Osho is cast as Simona, a retired ex-army sergeant who’s now pregnant with her first child.

About Stay Close

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

Stay Close is based on Harlan Coben’s #1 New York Times bestselling novel of the same name

Stay Close goes into production Spring 2021

Filming will take place in and around Manchester and the North West of England

Nicola Shindler, Harlan Coben, Danny Brocklehurst, Richard Fee and Netflix, the team behind smash hit The Stranger {which also starred Richard Armitage}, 2018’s Safe and The Five {Sky/Netflix} collaborate on their fourth drama.

Logline: With trademark thrills, gripping suspense, a crime to solve and with secrets of past crimes beginning to unravel, Stay Close questions how much you really know someone. Three people living comfortable lives each conceal dark secrets from those closest to them; 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 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?

Stay Close is a RED Production Company (a STUDIOCANAL company) production commissioned for Netflix. The executive producers of the new eight-part series created by Harlan Coben, and based on his best-selling novel, are Nicola Shindler (Finding Alice, Happy Valley, It’s A Sin), writers Harlan Coben (The Woods) and Danny Brocklehurst (Brassic, Come Home), and Richard Fee (The Stranger, Prey).

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.



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