Netflix has announced further casting for their new drama series ‘The Stranger’, a story based on Harlan Coben’s best-selling novel.

The eight-part series has cast Jennifer Saunders, Siobhan Finneran, Hannah John-Kamen, Anthony Head and Stephen Rea. Already attached to the cast are Shaun Dooley (Ordinary Lies, Broadchurch), Paul Kaye (Game of Thrones), Dervla Kirwan (Strike Back, Silent Witness), and Kadiff Kirwan (Chewing Gum, Black Mirror).

The book description reads:

Adam Price has a lot to lose: a comfortable marriage to a beautiful woman, two wonderful sons, and all the trappings of the American Dream – a big house, a good job, a seemingly perfect life.

Then he runs into the Stranger. When he learns a devastating secret about his wife, Corrine, he confronts her, and the mirage of perfection disappears as if it never existed at all. Soon Adam finds himself tangled in something far darker than even Corrine’s deception, and realises that if he doesn’t make exactly the right moves, the conspiracy he’s stumbled into will not only ruin lives – it will end them.

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‘Downton Abbey’s’ Finneran will take the leading role as DS Johanna Griffin in
the suspenseful series. John-Kamen will play the title character – a
mysterious stranger who exposes people’s secrets, dropping bombshells that will shatter lives.

Saunders joins in her first major dramatic role, as Heidi, Johanna’s
closest friend; an outgoing character who is seeking adventure after her daughter leaves for university.

Head, who is internationally renowned for roles in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Merlin and Oscar-winning film The Iron Lady, joins as Edgar Price, a successful CEO of a large property development company trying to gentrify a rundown area. Edgar’s world is also rocked when a dark secret from the past is revealed.

The series will be produced by Madonna Baptiste with Daniel O’Hara as lead director and Hannah Quinn as second block director. Nicola Shindler, writers Harlan Coben and Danny Brocklehurst, and Richard Fee are the Executive Producers.

Filming began on the series on March 4th.