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Netflix confirms two more new Harlan Coben shows after success of Fool Me Once

The bestselling author's back for more.

Emily Sergeant Emily Sergeant - 24th January 2024

Netflix has confirmed that two more new Harlan Coben shows are on the way after the smash-hit success of Fool Me Once.

A further two novels in the world-renowned author‘s extensive repertoire of works are to be adapted into new limited series for the popular streaming service, with Coben himself serving as executive producer of the shows and steering the ship.

The two new limited series will be titled Missing You and Run Away.

Set to be the ninth and tenth on-screen adaptations produced by the bestselling author through his ongoing creative partnership with Netflix, Missing You and Run Away will see Coben continue to work with local screenwriters from around the world to bring his novels to life on screen in over four different languages.

Missing You follows the story of Detective Kat Donovan, who’s fiancé Josh disappeared 11 years ago and has never heard from him since – but now, when swiping profiles on a dating app, she suddenly sees his face and her world explodes all over again.


Josh’s reappearance will force her to dive back into the mystery surrounding her father’s murder, and uncover long-buried secrets from her past.

Run Away, on the other hand, follows Simon, who once had the perfect life – a loving wife and kids, a great job, and beautiful home.


But then, his eldest daughter Paige ran away and everything fell apart, so now, when he finds her, vulnerable and strung-out on drugs in a city park, he finally has the chance to bring his little girl home – however, it turns out she’s not alone, and an argument escalates into shocking violence that will shatter his life all over again.

Simon’s search for his daughter will take him into a dangerous underworld, and reveal deep secrets that could tear his family apart forever.

Coben will be working with critically-acclaimed Hyde-born writer Danny Brocklehurst – who is most-famous for being the creator and writer of Sky One’s Brassic – for the creation of Run Away, and it’ll be the fifth time the pair have collaborated, with their previous successful works including Safe, The Stranger, and Stay Close.


Coben and Brocklehurst most-recently worked together to create Netflix’s newest Coben adaptation, Fool Me Once – which aired globally on the platform at the start of this year.

The news of these two new Coben limited series being commissioned also comes after the Michelle Keegan-led drama series shot to the top of Netflix’s most-streamed charts in the days after it was released on New Year’s Day (1 January).

It’s amassed 61 million views worldwide in its first two weeks, reached the top 10 in 91 countries, and has had people sharing their thoughts all over social media.

Fool Me Once stars Michelle Keegan, and is based on a novel by Harlan Coben / Credit: Netflix UK

The success of the series had the nation obsessing over Michelle Keegan’s coats, introduced the world to the UK’s North/South divide, and questioned if anyone could ever end an argument quite as abruptly as Dame Joanna Lumley.

So, is it really any wonder why Netflix is after more from Coben then? Probably not.


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It’s been confirmed that filming for Missing You will commence in the UK in spring 2024, but we’re still yet to hear when Run Away will hit our TV screens, so keep your eyes peeled.

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