THURSDAY 7 JANUARY 2021, LONDON, ENGLAND — Sheila Nortley will join the production team for the forthcoming Harlan Coben adaptation ‘Stay Close’.

Cush Jumbo (The Good Fight), James Nesbitt (The Missing), Richard Armitage (The Stranger) and Sarah Parish (Bancroft) have been set as cast in the series which will is being produced for Netflix. Juliet Charlesworth (Happy Valley) is series producer and Daniel O’Hara (The Stranger) is lead director and an exec producer.

In keeping with previous Coben adaptations at Netflix, Stay Close will be relocated from the U.S. to the UK. The story follows three people living comfortable lives who each conceal dark secrets that even the closest to them would never suspect; Megan (Jumbo), a working mother of three; Ray (Armitage), the once promising documentary photographer, now stuck in a dead-end job pandering to celebrity obsessed rich kids, and Broome (Nesbitt), a detective who’s unable to let go of a missing person’s cold case. 

The show is being co-produced by Red Productions, an indie with passion for working with the best writers on modern and innovative programming. Since its launch in 1998 under Nicola Shindler, they’ve produced some of the UK’s most popular and critically acclaimed drama series including Scott and Bailey (ITV), The Stranger (Netflix) and Last Tango in Halifax (BBC One).

“I’m so pleased to be working with NETFLIX and the team at RED.” Nortley said. “The script is phenomenal and we have a stellar cast including Cush Jumbo and James Nesbit bringing this gripping British thriller to life”

Sheila’s most recent credits include Breathe and I Am Mary.

Production on Stay Close begins in early 2021


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