New Harlan Coben Series Heads for Netflix

Harlan CobenMichael C. Hall (Dexter) will star in Safe, an original-for-television series penned by bestselling author Harlan Coben. From Variety:

Bestselling author Coben has moved steadily into TV. His first small-screen project was “The Five” for Sky in the U.K. That show was written by Brocklehurst, produced by Red and acquired by Canal+. “Safe” sees that team reunited.

Coben’s style lends itself to watching multiple episodes, which attracted Netflix, Shindler told Variety. “The serialized nature of this, and Harlan’s way of storytelling, lends itself to streaming. He’s all about the hook of a story,” she said. “After ‘The Five,’ he wanted to write something about family and how we build walls to keep out the bad people, but what if they’re on the inside? It’s about how far you’d go to protect your family.”

Coben’s latest novel, Don’t Let Go, will be published by Dutton in September.

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