Onesumore: Harlan Coben Series Available & Coming Soon to Netflix

Harlan Coben is a prolific writer and signed a deal in 2018 with Netflix to adapt many of his novels to Netflix Original productions. Here’s a look at all of the movies and TV shows released so far, and those currently in development.

Before we begin, a little footnote. Although this is not a Netflix original, The five is currently available on Netflix US, originally broadcast in the UK. Also, Safe was produced before the deal, but we’ll include it below as it’s branded as Netflix Original in most parts of the world.

If you are hoping that the Myron Bolitar series will be adapted, which ran from 1995 to 2016 over 11 releases, you are going to be disappointed because they are excluded from the Netflix deal.

Harlan Coben projects released on Netflix


Book release: N / A
Released on Netflix:
May 10, 2018
Language: English
IMDb Rating: 7.3
To note: technically outside of global Netflix

netflix safe

Although Netflix has been the international distributor of Safe, this does not fall under the overall agreement with StudioCanal distributing in France on the C8 channel.

The limited series starred Michael C. Hall who played the role of Rachel’s widow who searches for her daughter and begins to uncover uncomfortable truths about those who live around her.

The foreigner

Book published: 2015
Released on Netflix:
January 30, 2020
Language: English
IMDb Rating: 7.3

stranger netflix

Throughout this limited series, you will uncover a set of secrets and lies from several families after a stranger appears in town.

Richard Armitage (who will star in another Coben project) is making headlines with Sobhan Finneran and Shaun Dooley also starring.


Book published: 2007
Netflix release date:
June 12, 2020
Language: Polish
IMDb Rating: 6.5

the woods netflix

The original pact stipulated that Netflix would adapt the Coben line of books in multiple languages ​​and it started midway through 2020 with Woods. The limited series grabbed the headlines for being Poland’s second full-length Netflix original.

Starring local talent including Grzegorz Damiecki, Agnieszka Grochowska and Hubert Milkowski, the series followed a prosecutor’s hope of finding answers to his sister’s disappearance 25 years earlier.

Harlan Coben projects soon on Netflix

The innocent

Book published: 2005
Netflix release date:
April 30, 2021
Language: Spanish

the innocent netflix

The first Spanish production of the Harlan Coben library arrives on Netflix at the end of April 2021.

The limited series is adapted by Oriol Paulo with Mario Casas, Alexandra Jiménez, Aura Garrido and José Coronado starring.

Stay close

Book released: 2012
Netflix release date: To be determined
Language: English

Back in the UK, Stay Close is currently in production shooting in Manchester.

The new 8-episode limited series will be directed by Daniel O’Hara. The original book is located in a more american decor it will therefore be interesting to see how it adapts to its new British setting.

Speaking of the talent chosen for the new limited series, Coben said, “Talk about a dream cast come true – Cush Jumbo, an incendiary and awesome talent; Jimmy Nesbitt, a legendary actor with whom I have always wanted to collaborate; and wow, Richard Armitage is back! And we also have the incredible parish of Sarah ”

We have an ongoing preview for the Stay close limited series here.

Gone for good

Book published: 2002
Netflix release date: To be determined
Language: French

Another title currently in production is Gone for Good which will be a 5-episode French-language limited series that began production in September 2020.

Garance Marillier, Nicolas Duvauchelle, Guillaume Gouix, Finnegan Oldfield and Nailia Harzoune are attached to the star.

Run away

Book released: 2019
Netflix release date: To be determined
Language: To be determined

This one was announced at the start of the Netflix pact, but we don’t know where it stands. The novel at the time was only due out a year later and since then we haven’t heard what form the Netflix Project will take.

Here’s what the story is about to give us an idea of ​​what we might expect from any Netflix adaptation.

Other Coben books that could be adapted

Above, six projects announced, leaving eight more books to adapt. Excluding Myron Bolitar’s novels, here’s what’s left to adapt:

  • Mickey Blitar Novels (Shelter, Seconds Away, Found)
  • Play dead
  • Miracle cure
  • Don’t tell anyone
  • No second chance
  • Just a look
  • Hold on tight
  • Taken
  • Six years
  • I miss you
  • Fool me once
  • Do not let go
  • Run away
  • The boy in the woods
  • To win

Can’t wait to see one of these Harlan Coben projects hit Netflix? What’s your favorite currently streaming? Let us know in the comments.


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