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Richard Armitage

Richard Armitage will star in a series adaptation of Harlan Coben’s The Stranger for Netflix.

Nicola Shindler’s Red Production Company will produce the eight x 60-minute drama, with Studiocanal as the studio.

Shindler was hired as CEO of Studiocanal UK last September, continuing as CEO of Manchester-based Red.

The Stranger is the third collaboration between Red, Coben and Netflix following The Five and Safe

Shindler will executive produce alongside Coben, lead series writer Danny Brocklehurst, and Richard Fee. Madonna Baptiste will serve as series producer.

The plot revolves around a man whose life falls apart when a stranger tells him a devastating secret about his wife. The series goes into production in March 2019.

Red Production Company became part of Studiocanal’s international production network following a partnership deal in 2013.