Richard Armitage to star in new Netflix thriller The Stranger
28 January 2019 - 1:00 PM

Richard Armitage to star in new Netflix thriller The Stranger

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ichard Armitage is to star in Harlan Coben's new psychological thriller.

The 47-year-old actor is delighted to star as Adam Price in a thrilling new Netflix series, "The Stranger", which is based on the novel of the same name.

Richard said: "I could barely contain my excitement reading Harlan Coben's "The Stranger"; a nail biting thriller with a huge beating heart and a dash of social commentary for extra bite.

"I'm thrilled to be returning to work with Nicola Schindler and the brilliant creative team she has assembled."

Harlan said: ""The Stranger" was one of my most challenging novels - and definitely the most twisted. When I wrote it, I never imagined that I'd be part of a Dream Team of extraordinary talent bringing it to life.

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"I can't wait to reunite with Danny, Nicola, and Netflix on this remarkable project."

Larry Tanz, vice-president of content acquisition at Netflix, admitted the team are proud to bring the "riveting" novel to life on the small screen with its talented writers and cast.

He said: "We're proud to bring Harlan's riveting rollercoaster of a novel to the screen with this expert team of storytellers.

"With Harlan, Danny and RED behind the camera and Richard in front of it, Netflix members around the world will be captivated by this gripping mystery."

Danny Brocklehurst - who will be the lead writer and executive producer - said: "It's fantastic to reunite with Netflix, Harlan and RED for another complex, emotional thriller.

"Richard Armitage is perfect for the role of Adam, and I can't wait to bring our binge-able new drama to life."

The new eight-episode drama series goes into production in March 2019.

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