Eddie Izzard confirmed in Red’s Netflix drama Stay Close

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by Stephen Chapman

Eddie Izzard is among the new cast members confirmed for Red Production Company’s new drama, Stay Close.

Izzard joins Cush Jumbo, James Nesbitt, Richard Armitage and Sarah Parish in the Harlan Coben drama, which will air on Netflix.

It’s set to go into production in Manchester and the North West of England this spring.

Stay Close is the latest Netflix project for Harlan Coben, who signed a 5-year deal with the streaming platform, to develop 14 of his titles into film and television dramas.

Based on the #1 New York Times bestseller, the drama features 3 people living comfortable lives, but each conceals a dark secret.

Megan (Jumbo) is a working mother of three; Ray (Armitage), a once promising documentary photographer, is now stuck in a dead-end job pandering to celebrity-obsessed rich kids, and Broome (Nesbitt) is a detective unable to let go of a missing person’s cold case.

Lorraine (Parish), an old friend from Megan's past, delivers some shocking news which will impact on all three characters. As the past comes back to haunt them, threatening to ruin their lives and the lives of those around them, what will be their next move?

Izzard will play Harry, a small-town lawyer and defender of the disenfranchised residents of Livingstone - who has been like a father figure to Megan over the years.

Other newly announced cast members include Jo Joyner, Daniel Francis, Bethany Antonia, Rachel Andrews, Poppy Gilbert, Hyoie O’Grady and Andi Osho.

The 8-part drama is Executive Produced by Nicola Shindler (It’s a Sin, Happy Valley); and writers Coben, Danny Brocklehurst (Brassic, Come Home) and Richard Fee (The Stranger, Prey).

The Red Production Company drama is series produced by Juliet Charlesworth (Happy Valley, Traces). Daniel O’Hara (The Stranger, Brassic) is lead director and an executive producer. 

Sheila Nortley produces with Lindy Heymann as director for block two.

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