Former Coronation Street star Michelle Keegan has been announced as part of the cast for Harlan Coben’s new thriller series that’s coming to Netflix.

Keegan will be joined by Adeel Akhtar, Richard Armitage and Joanna Lumley in the new eight-part thriller.

While Michelle Keegan is known for her role in the ITV soap, she’s also starred in Our Girl, Brassic and more.

Fool Me Once is about Maya Stern, played by Michelle Keegan, who must come to terms with losing her husband Joe, played by Richard Armitage, who was brutally murdered.

Despite believing that her husband is dead, she spots him in her house on a nanny cam that she installs to keep an eye on her young daughter.

Oxford Mail: Michelle Keegan plays Maya Stern in the new Netflix thrillerMichelle Keegan plays Maya Stern in the new Netflix thriller (Image: PA)

Fool Me Once announced as new Netflix show

The series will be the eighth on-screen adaptation from bestselling author Harlan Coben who has worked with local screenwriters around the world to bring his books to life on screen, in four languages so far.

Harlan Coben said: “I’m thrilled and honoured to once again be collaborating with my uber-talented partners Danny, Nicola and Richard. ‘Fool Me Once’ will be our fourth Netflix series [following ‘Safe,’ ‘The Stranger’ and ‘Stay Close’] together, and man, it never gets old!

“‘Fool Me Once’ is a pulse-pounder -- a shocking story of how secrets and deceit have the power to bring people together while simultaneously tearing them apart. I can’t wait to see how this dream cast brings these characters to life.”

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Executive Producers for Quay Street Productions, Nicola Shindler and Richard Fee: “Harlan is a master of twists and turns that are impossible to predict, which is what makes adapting his books for television impossible to resist! ‘Fool Me Once’ is no different, we’re incredibly excited to bring the story to life with an all-star cast.”

Fool Me Once cast

The new series will see some famous faces take on roles in the thriller:

  • Maya Stern - Michelle Keegan
  • Detective Sergeant Sami Kierce - BAFTA award-winner Adeel Akhtar
  • Joe Burkett - Richard Armitage
  • Judith Burkett - BAFTA award-winner Joanna Lumley
  • Shane Tessier - Emmett J.Scanlan
  • Marty McGreggor - Dino Fetscher

Danny Brocklehurst, lead writer, said: “Following on from our smash hits ‘The Stranger’ and ‘Stay Close,’ ‘Fool Me Once’ does not disappoint. Harlan’s books are storytelling genius and it’s great to be entrusted once more in bringing his gripping stories of life. As always with our thrillers, expect twist upon twist and an emotional roller-coaster. Plus, the cast is phenomenal – audiences are in for a treat!”