American best-selling crime author Harlan Coben has made a successful foray into the TV world, thanks to deals with Netflix and several foreign-language adaptations of his hit novels.
The next cab off the rank is Hold Tight, which has been made by Polish producers.
It stars Magdalena Boczarska and Leszek Lichota, and Hold Tight tells a story about residents of a peaceful neighbourhood in the Warsaw suburbs, whose idyllic life comes to an abrupt end when a teenager Adam vanishes into thin air and parents find answers to questions they have never wanted to ask.
Here’s a dubbed trailer.
It’s due to hit the streaming service on 22nd April.
Best-selling crime novelist has, in recent years, turned his attention to screenwriting and, thanks to Sky One’s The Five and Netflix’s Safe, he’s come up trumps. But he’s still a best-selling novelist and the streaming giant has ordered a new, eight-part series based on one of his novels, The Stranger, which is to star Richard Armitage and will be adapted by Danny Brocklehurst.
A secret destroys a man’s perfect life and sends him on a collision course with a deadly conspiracy in this shocking thriller. Adam Price has a good life, two wonderful sons, and a watertight marriage — until one night a stranger sits next to him in a bar and tells him a devastating secret about his wife, Corinne. Soon Adam finds himself tangled in something far darker than even Corinne’s deception, and realises that if he doesn’t make exactly the right moves, the conspiracy he’s stumbled into will not only ruin lives—it will end them.
Coben 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. I can’t wait to reunite with Danny, Nicola [Shindler, RED Production Company], and Netflix on this remarkable project.”
There’s no question about it, Dexter was one of the best crime dramas of all time (at least the first three or four series), and Michael C Hall – already a favourite thanks to his performance in the sublime Six Feet Under – cemented his place as one of the world’s best actors. Now, preparing for the launch of Harlan Coben’s Safe on Netflix, he gave hope to millions of Dexter fans around the world. Continue reading Michael C Hall: More Dexter is a possibility→
Acclaimed screenwriter Danny Brocklehurst’s work is currently on our screens, having adapted two Mark Billingham novels for the BBC’s In The Dark series (see a review of episode one, here), and now he’s announced that he’s involved in a new project for Netflix, teaming up with another best-selling crime novelist, Harlan Coben, for a new crime drama series starring Dexter’s brilliant Michael C Hall. Continue reading Michael C Hall for Harlan Coben Netflix crime drama→
The multi-million bestselling author, Harlan Coben, enjoyed his first foray into the world of TV with The Five – it was a glossy, fast-paced, twisty-turny whodunnity style thriller about a group of friends with hidden secrets whose worlds were shaken by the reemergence of a childhood friend long thought to be dead. It did well for Sky, and now the author has teamed up with the network again to make a follow-up series, albeit another stand-alone story. Continue reading Harlan Coben reunites with Sky for The Four→
Tomorrow night sees the first ever TV show from the mind of Harlan Coben – the award-winning, best-selling crime fiction legend. Coben collaborated with Danny Brocklehurst (Shameless) to tell the story of a group of friends whose lives are turned upside down when a tragic incident from their childhood suddenly comes back to haunt them. When a missing boy’s DNA turns up at a crime scene, 20 years after his mysterious disappearance, his older brother Mark (Tom Cullen) and childhood friends Danny (O-T Fagbenle), Pru (Sarah Solemani) and Slade (Lee Ingleby) are forced come to terms with the fact that Jesse could be back. They were the last people to see Jesse alive all those years ago and dark secrets from the past are about to be unearthed. I managed to get Harlan on the telephone today for a quick chat, and this is what he told me… Continue reading Interview: Harlan Coben, The Five→
We’re back to full throttle this week, with no less than three new series starting up, which, allied to what’s already out there, gives us crime drama options every night of the week. Which is great for our appetite, but not so great for our social lives. Look out, then, for brand Scott & Bailey, The Tunnel and Harlan Coben’s The Five. Lots! Continue reading The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week (Monday 11th – Sunday 17th April)→
It really is all happening, Brian. There’s so much crime drama around lately – and some of it really good – that we’re going to have to figure out a way of leaving the house and consuming fresh oxygen. The latest is The Five, hit crime novelist Harlan Coben’s first ever TV drama, which is coming to Sky1 in April. There’s a trailer and the confirmed transmission date after the jump. Continue reading Trailer: The Five, Sky1→
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