All the confirmed upcoming Harlan Coben Netflix adaptations

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After the massive success of Harlan Coben's Fool Me Once series on Netflix, we can't wait to see what else the prolific author has in store. Since he has an ongoing creative partnership with Netflix, where he works with the streamer to develop his books into English-language and foreign-language shows and movies, we can expect many more of his novels to be adapted.

In fact, we already know of several new projects of his that are currently in the works at Netflix. Who knows, maybe some of your favorite Coben books are up next to be turned into a Netflix show or movie.

Below, you'll find a list of all the confirmed upcoming Harlan Coben Netflix adaptations.

1. Missing You

A book-to-television series adaptation of Coben's 2014 Missing You novel was announced back in January 2024. Netflix had announced that this book along with another book would be some of the next Harlan Coben novels turned into limited series.

Quay Street Productions would be producing with Coben serving as executive producer through his Final Twist Productions company. Sean Spencer, who is known for directing episodes of shows like Hollyoaks and The Lazarus Project, signed on to direct, with Isher Sahota serving as the second director. In addition, Victoria Asare-Archer wrote the scripts. Lastly, Asare-Archer is an executive producer on the series along with Nicola Shindler, Richard Fee, and Danny Brocklehurst.

The cameras are currently rolling on Missing You with production happening in the U.K. We recently learned that Slow Horses actress Rosalind Eleazar has been cast in the lead role of Kat Donovan. No other casting details have been revealed yet.

The story follows Detective Kat Donovan, who after stumbling across her missing fiancé's profile on an online dating site, goes on a search to find out the truth behind his disappearance. Her search for the truth somehow forces her to dive back into the mystery surrounding her father’s murder. And like any other Harlan Coben series, our protagonist will find herself uncovering secrets from the past.

Here's the synopsis via Netflix below:

"Eleven years ago Detective Kat Donovan's fiancé Josh – the love of her life – disappeared and she's never heard from him since. Now, 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."

2. Run Away

Remember when we said that another book of Coben's was announced to be turned into a limited series alongside Missing You? Well, that other book was the 2019 thriller novel Run Away. Not many details are known yet about this upcoming show, but we do know that Quay Street Productions will be producing and Coben will be serving as executive producer through his Final Twist Productions. Nicola Shindler, Richard Fee, and Danny Brocklehurst will also be executive producers on the series. Brocklehurst will be writing the scripts.

Here's what the show will be about via Netflix:

"Simon had the perfect life: loving wife and kids, great job, 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. But it turns out she’s not alone and an argument escalates into shocking violence that will shatter Simon’s life all over again. His search for his daughter will take him into a dangerous underworld, revealing deep secrets that could tear his family apart forever."

3. Myron Bolitar

Back in October 2022, Netflix announced that it had extended its overall deal with Coben. With this re-up of the deal, the streamer announced that it would be adapting 12 more Coben books, including the popular Myron Bolitar series. Netflix would be turning the book series into a television show. It was revealed to be in early development at the time. But unfortunately, there haven't been any updates on where the show is in the filmmaking process since then.

The show will be shot in the United States, and the story will take place there as well. Unlike Coben's previous Netflix adaptations, which were limited series, the Myron Bolitar TV show will be an ongoing series. It's unknown who will be writing and directing, and there have been no cast announcements. But what we do know is that the story will center around Myron Bolitar, a former top basketball player-turned-owner of an agency representing sports stars and celebrities.

4. Just One Look

In January 2024, Radio Times got the chance to speak with Coben about his upcoming Netflix projects. He mentioned that he was currently working on a television adaptation of his 2004 mystery novel Just One Look. He said, "We’re doing one right now in Poland based off my book Just One Look, we’re filming and Netflix Poland is working on." So, it looks like it'll be a Polish-language series. That's all we know at the moment about this upcoming Harlan Coben Netflix adaptation.

Here's the book synopsis via Goodreads:

"When Grace Lawson picks up a newly developed set of family photographs, there is a picture that doesn't belong-a photo from at least twenty years ago with a man in it who looks strikingly like her husband, Jack. And though Jack denies it's him, he disappears that night, taking the photo with him. Now, to save her family from a fierce, silent killer who will stop at nothing to get the photo, Grace must confront the dark corners of her own tragic past...."

5. Atrapados (Caught)

According to Buenos Aires Herald, a six-episode television series based on Harlan Coben’s mystery thriller novel Caught was announced to be in the works at Netflix's Made in Argentina event in 2023. It's called Atrapados, and Haddock Film is signed on to produce with Miguel Cohen directing. In the same interview with Radio Times that we mentioned above, Coben mentioned that he was working on a TV show for Netflix in South America. Although not confirmed, it's believed to be Atrapados. That's all we know about this adaptation so far.

Here's the book synopsis for Caught via Goodreads:

"17 year-old Haley McWaid is a good girl, the pride of her suburban New Jersey family, captain of the lacrosse team, headed off to college next year with all the hopes and dreams her doting parents can pin on her. Which is why, when her mother wakes one morning to find that Haley never came home the night before, and three months quickly pass without word from the girl, the community assumes the worst.

Wendy Tynes is a reporter on a mission, to identify and bring down sexual predators via elaborate—and nationally televised—sting operations. Working with local police on her news program Caught in the Act, Wendy and her team have publicly shamed dozens of men by the time she encounters her latest target. Dan Mercer is a social worker known as a friend to troubled teens, but his story soon becomes more complicated than Wendy could have imagined."

6. Six Years

Back in May 2020, Netflix announced that it had acquired Coben's 2013 standalone novel Six Years and would be turning it into a movie. This will be the first Harlan Coben movie to come out of the author's deal with Netflix. David Ayer, who's known for directing the films Suicide Squad and Bright, had signed on to write, direct, and produce. Additionally, Chris Long will produce. Sadly, we haven't heard any new information about this upcoming movie since the announcement.

When brokenhearted college professor Jake Fisher attends the funeral of his ex-girlfriend's husband, he's shocked to discover that the woman he once loved isn't the woman he remembers. Now, he's determined to find her and get the truth.

Here are two other confirmed upcoming Harlan Coben Netflix adaptations:

  • Win - A Netflix adaptation of Coben's 2021 mystery/thriller novel Win was announced at the same time as the Myron Bolitar television series adaptation. It's unclear whether it'll be a movie or show, though. Unfortunately, that's all that was revealed. We'll get back to you with new details as they are announced.
  • I Will Find You - We can expect a Netflix movie or television adaptation of Coben's 2023 novel I Will Find You in the future. Coben announced this good news during an interview with Deadline. He told Deadline that he had already talked to Netflix about it before he started writing the book, and the streamer was okay with it.

As more Harlan Coben Netflix adaptations are announced, we'll be sure to return to this space to share them. So, stay tuned to Netflix Life!

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