In 2018, Deadline reported that Netflix and writer Harlan Coben inked a five-year deal. Under the deal, 14 of Coben’s books would be made into films or Netflix original shows, with Coben serving as executive producer on the projects. Seven of Coben’s series are currently available on Netflix.
Coben is an author whose plots revolve around unexplained or misinterpreted past events involving murders or fatal accidents. His novels have received numerous awards and he is the first author to receive an Edgar Award, a Shamus Award and an Anthony Award. So far, Coben has written 19 standalone books and two novel series: one is about Myron Bolitar and consists of 11 novels, the other is about Mickey Bolitar and consists of three stories.
A unique aspect of this deal is that it should always be international. Coben’s English-language novels would be adapted into various foreign languages via Netflix’s hubs across Europe.
Harlan Coben Netflix Shows: gone forever
This adaptation is a French-language series released in August 2021 and set in Nice, France on the French Riviera, starring Finnegan Oldfield, Nicolas Duvauchelle and Guillaume Gouix. gone forever A heartbreaking thriller about a man’s search for the sudden disappearance of his girlfriend – a gripping tale of haunting love.
The innocent is a Spanish crime thriller that finds a law student imprisoned for accidentally killing another student. Nine years later, he and his wife are trying to make a fresh start. But he finds out it’s not his past that will haunt their marriage. The main actors of the series are Mario Casas, Alexandra Jiménez, Aura Garrido and José Coronado.
This eight-part British series premiered in January 2020 and follows a man who is approached by a stranger who tells him a life-changing secret about his wife. The unknown takes you through many rabbit holes before you figure out what’s happening. Its many twists and turns will boggle your mind as you long to find out what happened. The series also stars Richard Armitage, Siobhan Finneran, Jennifer Saunders, Shaun Dooley, Paul Kaye, Dervla Kirwan and Kadiff Kirwan.
Another British drama is Secure, the only one of Harlan Coben’s Netflix shows not based on one of his novels. Created by Coben, this series follows a widowed surgeon who lost his wife to cancer a year earlier and is raising his two teenage daughters alone. He is in the early stages of a new relationship and things are going well until his eldest daughter and her boyfriend go missing. In the course of the investigation, dark secrets about people close to him are brought to light. Secure Stars Michael C. Hall, Amanda Abbington, Marc Warren, Audrey Fleurot and Hannah Arterton.
the polish miniseries, The forest, is the second Polish series produced for the streamer. This story takes place in 1994 and 2019. A murder in 2019 is linked to a murder in 1994. In 2019, Warsaw prosecutor Paweł Kopiński identified the body of this murder, and in 1994 he was a companion to a summer camp where two people were murdered, and two others went missing, including his sister. The main roles in the series are played by Grzegorz Damięcki, Agnieszka Grochowska, Hubert Miłkowski and Wiktoria Filus.
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This series is the third Polish series in the Netflix catalog and follows the disappearance of 16-year-old Adam after the suicide of his friend Spencer. Adam disappears, taking the truth with him right after Spencer’s mother discovers a detail about her son’s death. The small town is shaken as secrets and lies are exposed. hold on tight Stars Magdalena Boczarska, Leszek Lichota, Draegon Hennessy, Grzegorz Damiecki, Bill Rogers and Agata Labno.
This is a British mystery that tells the story of Megan, a woman who prefers to keep her past there. But life is funny as it reveals secrets you thought would never appear again. Megan and three others will see their paths cross as their past events threaten to ruin their present lives. stay close Stars Cush Jumbo, James Nesbitt, Richard Armitage, Eddie Izzard and Jo Joyner.
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