Coronation Street and Our Girl star Michelle Keegan has been spotted shooting for the upcoming Netflix UK thriller Fool Me Once. The eight-episode series is based on Harlan Coben’s 2016 novel of the same name.
On Fool Me Once, Keegan plays Maya Stern, a recent widow still reeling from the death of two family members, including her husband Joe (played by Richard Armitage of The Hobbit and North & South fame). However, things become complicated and confusing when she sees a man resembling her dead husband enter their home on her nanny cam footage. But that’s not all; there’s more to the mystery.
The official Netflix synopsis reads, “Detective Sergeant Sami Kierce (Adeel Akhtar) leads the homicide investigation into Joe’s death while grappling with secrets of his own. Meanwhile, Maya’s niece and nephew, Abby and Daniel, are trying to find the truth about their mother’s murder, several months earlier. Are the two cases connected?
Fool Me Once follows these characters on a thrilling hunt for the truth that will reveal shocking secrets and change their lives forever. Joanna Lumley is Judith Burkett, Joe’s protective mother.”
Written by Danny Brocklehurst and directed by Nimer Rashed and David Moore, the series also features Emmett J Scanlan as Shane Tessier, Dino Fetscher as Marty McGreggor, and Marcus Garvey, Hattie Morahan, James Northcote, Dänya Griver, Daniel Burt, Adelle Leonce, Natalia Kostrzewa, Laura Gibbons in yet unrevealed roles.
Brocklehurst, who also serves as executive producer, told Digital Spy, “As always with our thrillers, expect twist upon twist and an emotional rollercoaster. Plus, the cast is phenomenal – audiences are in for a treat.”
The series is expected to land sometime in late 2023 or early 2024.