Based on Harlan Coben's titular 2016 thriller novel, Fool Me Once, the series features eight hour-long episodes that cover the mystery surrounding the death of Joe Burkett and his doubtful wife, Maya.
Fool Me Once, the murder thriller series based off Harlan Coben’s titular 2016 novel is set to premiere early next year, and its thriller already offers a promising glimpse of what to expect. Directed by David Moore and Nimer Rashed, the show was written by Danny Brocklehurst. The story follows two murders that were apparently apart but might have a subtextual connection.
Renowned for his ‘double twists’ in novels, Fool Me Once is the eighth work of Coben that has received a Netflix adaptation. It features on the Tudum streaming platform as a limited series January 1, 2024, onwards. Fool Me Once dropped its official trailer on December 7, 2023.
Netflix released an official synopsis for the thriller that follows protagonist Maya Stern, who is trying to come to terms with the cruel murder of her husband, Joe. But when Maya installs a nanny cam, on her friend’s advice in order to look after her young daughter, she suddenly comes across a strange bit of footage.
She discovers a man who resembles her husband, breaking and entering to spend time with the little girl. Terrified and not believing it, Maya sets out to explore the truth, realizing that all is not what it seems. The Tudum synopsis further shares about the official plot, “Detective Sami Kierce 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.”
Featuring a tremendous cast, the show stars the likes of Richard Armitage, Michelle Keegan, Adeel Akhtar, and Dame Joanna Lumley. Fool Me Once also contains Hattie Morahan, Marcus Gavey, James Northcote, Dany Griver, and Laura Gibbons, among others, in significant roles.