The Stranger is Netflix’s new thriller series and it’s absolutely something you should be watching if you like high-octane thrillers and tense twists keeping you on your toes.
I don’t. I’m more of a Kojak kind of man. They show you who does the murder/robbery at the beginning so nothing can get you by surprise and then Telly Savalas rolls in, calls eight people ‘baby’ and catches the bastard.
By all accounts, The Stranger is nothing like that and there’s actually some mysterious elements about it.
The trailer starts with a woman – who goes by “The Stranger” – telling a man (Adam) in a bar that when his wife said she was pregnant, she was lying to him, in order to keep him with her.
Adam asks why this woman is telling him these things, to which she replies:
“Think of me as a stranger. A stranger that knows.“
Naturally Adam is fairly perturbed by this, and endeavours to find out what’s going on by digging into the life of his wife Corinne.
Have a watch…
The official plot synopsis reads:
“When a stranger makes a shocking claim about his wife, family man Adam Price becomes entangled in a mystery as he desperately searches for answers.“
The show has a pretty impressive cast, featuring Richard Armitage, Hannah John-Kamen, Siobhan Finneran, Jennifer Saunders, Kadiff Kirwan and Dervla Kirwan.
The Stranger will be available to watch on Netflix come the 30th of January, and will feature eight episodes.
In the meantime, with the weekend pretty much here, you’re going to want something to watch now, so it’s lovely news that Sex Education season 2 has dropped today.
Sex Education was a show I thought I’d hate, but ended up liking far more than I could have anticipated. It was funny, it was fresh, it was insightful, it somehow made me miss school and it shone a new light on teen life that Skins thought it did – but didn’t – and The Inbetweeners got closer too, but probably overdid.
The new season will see Otis have to juggle his new relationship and what seems to be a pretty strained friendship with Maeve, all the while coming at odds with the new kids in town and, presumably, helping out his distraught friend Eric after Adam was sent off to military school.
Speaking about the renewal, the show’s creator Laurie Nunn said:
“The reception to series one has been so exciting. Seeing how people across the world have connected to characters that began as ideas in my head is incredible. I’m hugely grateful to every person that has taken the time to watch the series, and I can’t wait to continue this amazing journey.“
Netflix’s Vice President of Original Content, Cindy Holland, added:
“Laurie Nunn has captured the awkward teenage experience with a lot of heart and humour in Sex Education.
“Along with the Eleven team and executive producer and director Ben Taylor, she’s created a universally relatable series that has resonated with our members around the world.”