Netflix Teams with Harlan Coben for French Thriller


Harlan Coben’s best-selling novel Gone for Good is being adapted for Netflix as a French original.

The five-part thriller series marks the latest collaboration between Coben and Netflix, adding to the Polish series The Woods, the British series The Stranger and the upcoming Spanish series El Inocente.

The series follows as Guillaume Lucchesi (Finnegan Oldfield), in his 30, thought he had drawn a line under the terrible tragedy which saw the two people he loved the most die: Sonia (Garance Marillier), his first love, and Fred (Nicolas Duvauchelle), his brother. Ten years later, Judith (Nailia Harzoune), whose love has made his life worth living again, suddenly disappears during his mother’s funeral. To find her, Guillaume will have to face all the truths that were hidden from him by his family and friends, as well as those that he’d long decided to ignore. For better, but mostly for worse.

Juan Carlos Medina is directing with Coben as EP.

Coben said: “Netflix has been a wonderful partner in adapting my novels in a variety of countries—and it’s a particular thrill to be making Gone for Good in France. I’m honored to be working with this incredibly talented French cast and crew.”

Damien Couvreur, head of original French series at Netflix, said: “We are so excited that Harlan Coben and Calt Studio are bringing this gripping story to France. Gone for Good has all the ingredients of his great thrillers that have consistently sparked joy with our members.”