Stay Close cast: Who’s in the new Netflix show?

Stay Close - Credit: James Stack
Stay Close - Credit: James Stack /

Netflix has done it again with the new Harlan Coben series Stay Close. The series is part of Coben’s five-year deal with the streamer that will see a total of 14 of his novels adapted. The new series was released on Dec. 31 and is number 2 on the Netflix top TV shows.

The new Netflix original series follows Coben’s other series The Stranger, Safe, The Woods, and more. In the deal with the streamer, Coben serves as a producer for all of the projects.

Stay Close follows Megan (Cush Jumbo), whose happy family life is turned upside down when events of her past come back to haunt her. Along with four others, she must face the past as it invades their present lives threatening to ruin them all.

Stay Close cast

The series has an impressive list of cast members, including Richard Armitage, who also starred in The Stranger. 

The four main characters are:

  • Cush Jumbo – Megan Pierce-Shaw/Cassie, a former stripper who is now a mother and finance
  • James Nesbitt – Detective Michael Broome, a burnt-out police detective
  • Richard Armitage – Ray Levine, a once talented photographer who lost his creativity when he lost the woman he loves and now takes paparazzi photos
  • Sarah Parish – Lorraine Griggs, a woman from Megan’s past

Addition casting includes:

  • Eddie Izzard
  • Jo Joyner
  • Youssef Kerkour
  • Daniel Francis
  • Andi Osho
  • Bethany Antonia
  • Rachel Andrews
  • Poppy Gilbert
  • Hyoie O’Grady

The story gets exciting when a missing person’s cold case from Detective Broome’s past comes front and center once again. The case, which occurred 17 years prior, is similar to another that happened on the anniversary of the first missing person’s case that was never solved. As he begins to investigate, his findings will cause Megan, Michael, and Lorraine’s paths to cross and things from their past will come to light.

The trailer shows the mystery and intrigue that this series will bring. Stay Close consists of eight episodes that were all released on Dec. 31.

Don’t miss Stay Close, available to stream now on Netflix. Let us know what you thought of the next installment in Harlan Coben’s adapted series.

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