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First images released for new Netflix drama filmed in Manchester starring Michelle Keegan

'Fool Me Once' is based on a popular novel by Harlan Coben.

Clementine Hall Clementine Hall - 9th November 2023

A thrilling new Netflix crime drama starring Michelle Keegan and Joanna Lumley has finally been given a release date.

It’s no surprise that we all love a new Netflix drama, so buckle up because this one looks brilliantly binge-worthy.

Titled Fool Me Once, the new show is an adaptation of Harlan Coben’s popular novel, The Hoot reports, and the first look pictures have already got us sitting on the edge of our seats.

The eight-part series follows Manchester-born actress Michelle Keegan’s character, Maya Starn, who is a former special ops pilot struggling with the tragic murder of her husband, Joe, who is played by Richard Armitage.

Detective Sergeant Sami Kierce, who is portrayed by Adeel Akhtar, conducts the investigation into Joe’s death while wrestling with his own hidden truths.


Things start to get interesting though, when she observes via the nanny cam her supposedly deceased husband playing with their baby daughter in her own home.

Meanwhile, Maya’s niece and nephew embark on the journey to seek answers about their own mother’s murder which took place months ago.


But one question remains – could the two mysteries be related?

The streaming service has unveiled a selection of first look images, showcasing a star-studded cast with the likes of Dame Joanna Lumley from Absolutely Fabulous, Adeel Akhtar from Sherwood, Emmett J Scanlan from Peaky Blinders, and Dino Fetscher from Paranoid.

Based on a novel by Harlan Coben, ‘Fool Me Once’ stars Michelle Keegan / Credit: Netflix UK

Filming took place in Yorkshire, where production crews were spotted in the Burdock Way area near the centre of Halifax.


Michelle Keegan was also spotted filming in Manchester city centre back in May, accompanied by a large film crew.

The series is set to debut on Netflix on Monday 1 January 2024, making it the perfect New Years Day viewing party which you can enjoy with a box of Quality Streets on your lap.

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Will you be tuning in? Because we certainly will.

Featured Image – Netflix UK