Harlan Coben On Adapting His Bestselling Novel The Stranger For Netflix In 190 Countries

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Harlan Coben On Adapting His Bestselling Novel The Stranger For Netflix In 190 Countries

Harlan Coben is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of 32 novels, including his latest book, The Boy From The Woods. He's also gotten into TV as the creator and executive producer of a number of shows based on his works — including Netflix's "The Stranger," which is available in 190 countries. Interestingly, Harlan chose to have the show take place in the UK, while the book was set in the United States.

"Why do you choose to bring your books to life in different locations around the world?" Rach asks Harlan. His answer?

"I think it adds a little spice to it," Harlan says. "The next one I'm doing with Netflix is set in Poland, even though the book was set here. It's called 'The Woods.' I don't want the book to be exactly the same as the TV series. If you want the experience of the book, read the book. The TV series, I want to do something a little bit different."

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