Just when you’d finally got over the twists and turns of The Stranger…
Adapted by the Harlan Coben novel of the same name, The Stranger took British audiences by storm earlier this year, with its constantly shocking developments gripping viewers. And while the future of the show continues to hang in the balance, fans can rest assured that more binge-worthy content is on its way – in one form or another.
Announcing the news just yesterday, American writer Harlan Coben, the man responsible for creating The Stranger, has announced that he’s working with Netflix yet again – this time on a show titled The Woods. And it looks as creepy as you’d expect for a story involving some dark and curious-looking woodland that you definitely wouldn’t wanna set foot in at night.
The writer kept things brief and cryptic, tweeting “Thrilled to announce this: THE WOODS. Netflix. Worldwide. June 12. Put it on your watchlist now.”… Straight to the point… We like it.
Based on Coben’s novel The Woods, the book’s synopsis reads: “Paul Copeland, a New Jersey county prosecutor, is still grieving the loss of his sister from twenty years ago—the night she walked into the woods, never to be seen again. But now, a homicide victim is found with evidence linking him to the disappearance. The victim could be the boy who vanished along with Paul’s sister. And, as hope rises that his sister could still be alive, dangerous secrets from his family’s past threaten to tear apart everything Paul has been trying to hold together…” Thrilling stuff, huh?
The six-part series has been adapted as a Netflix Original series in Poland, and according to Deadline, has been funded by the Polish Film Institute – as Netflix continues to expand on its European production output. So far, the global streaming platform has seen major success with foreign language series such as Dark, Money Heist, Elite and long-running show Cable Girls.
Speaking of the show’s upcoming international release, director Leszek Dawid told Deadline: “The Woods is a story full of secrets – a story you will want to follow. Try as hard as you might to bury unresolved issues from the past, but one day they will find their way back to you anyway.
“What I find fascinating is the way the film deals with the idea of a carefree adolescence. Looking back at the time in your life when you lived your most beautiful but, at the same time, your most atrocious experiences. Learning the truth. You cannot go any further without doing that.”
The Woods is set for release worldwide on Netflix this June 12.
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