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New Harlan Coben Adaptation The Innocent Will Hit Netflix On 30 April

Tom Wood

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New Harlan Coben Adaptation The Innocent Will Hit Netflix On 30 April

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Netflix has just released the trailer for a new drama from Harlan Coben, the man behind Safe, The Stranger, The Woods and The Five.


It's called The Innocent - noticing a bit of a theme there? - and it will premiere on 30 April this year.

The first thing to mention is that it's a Spanish subtitled show, as it was developed in Spain, but that never stopped anyone watching Money Heist, did it?

It also bears the subtitle 'nobody escapes the past', which is also a bit of a theme for some of Coben's shows.

There'll certainly be plenty of mystery and intrigue, of course.

The action takes place in Spain as well, and promises a whole load of twists and turns along the way.

Credit: Netflix
Credit: Netflix

The Innocent stars Mario Casas as Mateo, a man who was locked up in prison for homicide after accidentally killing a man when trying to break up a fight.

However, nine years after that incident, with Mateo happily married to his wife Olivia - played by Aura Garrido - he is plunged headlong into a mystery by a phone call.

That commences his fight to prove his innocence all over again.

As well as Casas and Garrido, the show will also see turns from Alexandra Jiménez and Jose Coronado.

Of course, you'll probably have to have seen a lot of Spanish TV and film to have any idea who these people are, but that shouldn't stop you giving it a go, right?

Credit: Netflix
Credit: Netflix

The creator, Oriol Paulo is best known for his work on The Invisible Guest and The Body, both of which also starred Casas and Coronado.

He is known for his attention to creating suspense and his use of flashbacks as a narrative device, so we can no doubt expect to see a bit more of that.

Oh, and unexpected twist endings that would please M. Night Shyamalan.

Coben's work has been interpreted by directors from all around the world, including the Polish adaptation of his book The Woods, and the British version of The Stranger.

Credit: Netflix
Credit: Netflix

While the original text is set in New Jersey, the ideas and plot devices will translate into Spanish no trouble.

Also, in the future we can expect to see Netflix release a French version of Coben's Gone For Good, a five-part series that started production in September of last year.

The Innocent will be available to stream from 30 April.

Topics: Entertainment News, TV and Film, Spain

Tom Wood
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