Harlan Coben Inks Netflix Producing Deal

Under the multiple-year pact, the international best-selling author will develop 14 existing titles and future projects, including his upcoming novel 'Run Away,' into English and foreign-language projects.
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Harlan Coben

Netflix is adding an international best-selling author to its roster.

Author Harlan Coben has signed a multiple-year overall deal with the streaming giant. Under the terms of the pact, Coben will adapt 14 of his existing 30 titles as well as future projects, including his upcoming novel Run Away, into English- and foreign-language series and films for Netflix's worldwide platforms. Coben will serve as an exec producer on all of his projects.

The deal extends Coben's relationship with Netflix after Michael C. Hall starrer Safe, which the author created and exec produced. The series, a co-production with Canal Plus and Netflix, launched in May to mixed reviews.

"Harlan’s page-turning crime novels are beloved by readers around the world,” said Erik Barmack, vp international originals at Netflix. “We are excited to continue our partnership with him and develop his suspenseful thrillers into global Netflix originals.”

Coben has written more than 30 novels, including Fool Me Once, Tell No One, Don't Let Go and the Myron Bolitar and Mickey Bolitar series for young adults. His forthcoming novel Run Away is due in March 2019. His work has been published in 43 languages around the globe with more than 75 million books in print. He is the first author to win all three mystery/thriller book awards — the Edgar, Shamus and Anthony awards.

"I loved working with the Netflix team on Safe, and seeing the fantastic audience response around the world," says Coben. "I'm thrilled to continue our relationship to create more original films and series with them on a global scale."

Coben joins a rapidly growing roster of writer-producers with Netflix pacts including Shonda Rhimes, Ryan Murphy, Jenji Kohan, Mark Millar and more.

Coben is repped by Gendler & Kelly.