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Netflix has set the global premiere date for Fool Me Once, the latest series adaptation of a Harlan Coben thriller. Check out the first-look pics.

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Fool Me Once: Michelle Keegan as Maya Stern — Photo credit: Vishal Sharma / Netflix

Fool Me Once marks the eighth on-screen adaptation from bestselling author Harlan Coben through his ongoing creative partnership with Netflix. The other seven international thrillers include Hold Tight (Poland), Stay Close (UK), Gone for Good (France), The Innocent (Spain), The Woods (Poland), The Stranger (UK), and Safe (UK).

Set in the UK, the eight-episode thriller follows Maya Stern (Michelle Keegan, Brassic, Our Girl), who is trying to come to terms with the brutal murder of her husband, Joe (Richard Armitage, Stay Close, The Stranger). But when Maya installs a nanny-cam to keep an eye on her young daughter, she is shocked to see a man she recognizes in her house: her supposedly dead husband.

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Fool Me Once: Michelle Keegan as Maya Stern and Richard Armitage as Joe Burkett — Photo credit: Matt Squire / Netflix © 2023

Leading the homicide investigation into Joe’s death is Detective Sergeant Sami Kierce (Adeel Akhtar, Sherwood, Sweet Tooth), who is grappling with secrets of his own. Meanwhile, Maya’s niece and nephew, Abby and Daniel, are trying to find out the truth about the murder of their mother, which happened several months earlier. Could these two cases be connected?

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Fool Me Once: Adeel Akhtar as DS Sami Kierce — Photo credit: Vishal Sharma / Netflix

Fool Me Once, a Netflix Series, premieres globally on Monday, January 1, 2024, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)

Costarring in the limited series is Joanna Lumley (Absolutely Fabulous, Finding Alice) as Judith Burkett, Joe’s protective mother, with Emmett J. Scanlan (Kin, Peaky Blinders), Dino Fetscher (Years and Years, Foundation), Marcus Garvey (The Suspect), Hattie Morahan (The Undeclared War), James Northcote (The Last Kingdom), Dänya Griver (Malory Towers), Daniel Burt (A Very British Scandal), Adelle Leonce (A Discovery of Witches), Natalia Kostrzewa (Line of Duty), and Laura Gibbons also featuring in the thriller.

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Fool Me Once: Joanna Lumley as Judith Burkett — Photo credit: Vishal Sharma / Netflix

A project of Quay Street Productions, Fool Me Once is created by Harlan Coben, scripted by lead writer Danny Brocklehurst (Brassic, Come Home), Charlotte Coben, Yemi Oyefuwa, Nina Metivier and Tom Farrelly, and directed by David Moore (Outlander, The Last Kingdom) and Nimer Rashed (The Good Karma Hospital). Harlan Coben, Danny Brocklehurst, Nicola Shindler, and Richard Fee are the executive producers, with Jessica Taylor (Happy Valley) the producer.


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Fool Me Once: Netflix Sets Premiere Date of New Harlan Coben Thriller
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