All about Fool Me Once on Netflix with Michelle Keegan

Michelle Keegan's character seen upset

A release date, cast and trailer have been revealed for Netflix’s adaptation of Harlan Coben’s Fool Me Once.

The limited series Fool Me Once will be released on Netflix on 1 January, 2024.

Who’s on the cast?

On the cast are Michelle Keegan (Brassic, Our Girl), BAFTA award-winner Adeel Akhtar (Sweet Tooth, Ali & Ava), Richard Armitage (Stay Close, The Stranger) and BAFTA award-winner Joanna Lumley (Absolutely Fabulous, Finding Alice).

They’ll be joined by Emmett J.Scanlan (Kin, Peaky Blinders) and Dino Fetscher (Years and Years, Foundation) with Marcus Garvey, Hattie Morahan, James Northcote, Dänya Griver, Daniel Burt, Adelle Leonce, Natalia Kostrzewa and Laura Gibbons.

Joanna Lumley's character on the phone

What is Fool Me Once about?

A teaser shares: “Harlan Coben’s Fool Me Once follows Maya Stern (Michelle Keegan) who is trying to come to terms with the brutal murder of her husband, Joe (Richard Armitage). But when Maya installs a nanny-cam to keep an eye on her young daughter, she is shocked to see a man she recognizes in her house, her husband, who she thought was dead. Detective Sergeant Sami Kierce (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.”

Watch a first look trailer!

Watch a first trailer below…

The series will be written by Danny Brocklehurst (Brassic, Come Home) with Charlotte Coben, Yemi Oyefuwa, Nina Metivier and Tom Farrelly and executive produced by Nicola Shindler and Richard Fee at Quay Street Productions.

Fool Me Once First Look 4

Harlan Coben said: “I’m thrilled and honoured to once again be collaborating with my uber-talented partners Danny, Nicola and Richard. Fool Me Once will be our fourth Netflix series together, and man, it never gets old!

Fool Me Once” is a pulse-pounder – a shocking story of how secrets and deceit have the power to bring people together while simultaneously tearing them apart. I can’t wait to see how this dream cast brings these characters to life.”