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The Stranger Creator Confirms New Series The Woods Will Be Released Next Month

The Stranger Creator Confirms New Series The Woods Will Be Released Next Month

The writer behind The Stranger and Safe has confirmed yet another dramatisation of one of his books will hit TV next month.

Taking to Twitter, Harlan Coben posted a teaser for new Netflix thriller The Woods, which is set to land on the streaming site from 12 June.

And by the sounds of things, it doesn't look like the new offering will be any less stressful than previous series.

Based on his novel of the same name, it tells the tale of four teenagers who got lost in the woods decades earlier.

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According to Deadline, the six-part series - which is being financially supported by the Polish Film Institute - is set in two time spans: 1994 and 2019.

The book's synopsis says: "Paul Copeland's sister went missing 20 years ago. Now raising a daughter alone, Cope balances family life with a career as a prosecutor. But when a homicide victim is found with evidence linking him to Cope, the well-buried secrets of the past are threatening everything.

"Is this body one of the campers who disappeared with his sister? Could his sister be alive...?

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"Confronting his past, Cope must decide what is better left hidden in the dark and what truths can be brought to light."

Speaking about the new series earlier this year, Coben said: "I'm so proud to be teaming up with this incredible cast and crew from Poland - and helping introduce their brilliant work to Netflix's global audience."

Coben has teased a trailer for the Netflix dramatisation of his novel, The Woods. Credit: PA
Coben has teased a trailer for the Netflix dramatisation of his novel, The Woods. Credit: PA

Michael Azzolino, Director of International Originals at Netflix, added: "We are excited to announce that our second original series for Poland will be an adaptation of Harlan Coben's dual timeline mystery The Woods.

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"ATM Grupa has assembled a top notch team of producers, writers and directors who have created a faithful adaptation of the book while adding local nuance and specificity of character to complete a gripping tale of innocence lost and the power of redemption."

Director Leszek Dawid also said: "The Woods is a story full of secrets - a story you will want to follow. Try as hard as you might to bury unresolved issues from the past, but one day they will find their way back to you anyway.

"What I find fascinating is the way the film deals with the idea of a carefree adolescence. Looking back at the time in your life when you lived your most beautiful but, at the same time, your most atrocious experiences. Learning the truth. You cannot go any further without doing that."

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Topics: TV and Film, UK Entertainment, US Entertainment, Netflix

Dominic Smithers

Dominic graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in French and History. Like you, Dom has often questioned how much use a second language has been. Well, after stints working at the Manchester Evening News, the Accrington Observer and the Macclesfield Express, along with never setting foot in France, he realised the answer is surprisingly little. But I guess, c'est la vie. Contact us at [email protected]