James Nesbitt and Cush Jumbo to star in Netflix mystery drama Stay Close

It is an adaptation of Harlan Coben's best-selling novel of the same name.

British actors James Nesbitt and Cush Jumbo will star in a TV adaptation of Harlan Coben’s best-selling mystery novel Stay Close, Netflix has announced.

The drama is from the team behind limited series The Stranger and follows three characters whose “dark secrets resurface, setting off a chain of events which threatens to destroy their lives,” according to Netflix.

Vera star Jumbo and Cold Feet actor Nesbitt will be joined in Stay Close by Hannibal’s Richard Armitage and Bancroft’s Sarah Parish.

Jumbo said she was “so excited” to work with executive producer Nicola Shindler, adding: “Can’t wait to get my teeth into such a brilliant British thriller.”

Northern Ireland-born Nesbitt described RED Production Company as a “northern powerhouse of world-class TV”, adding: “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.”

Stay Close is the latest Netflix project for prolific US author Coben, as part of his five-year deal with the streaming giant.

His other TV projects include The Stranger,The Five and Safe.

Stay Close will be an eight-part series.

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