Sky plans Harlan Coben’s The Four

Harlan CobenSky 1 will follow up its recent series The Five with new drama The Four, also based on a story by acclaimed author Harlan Coben.

The Four will be a standalone drama telling the story of an idyllic community shattered by lies, betrayal and family secrets. Red Production Company will once again take charge of the physical shoot.

“I never wanted to make a sequel to The Five – that story has now been told – but rather, to start fresh and bring a whole new crime drama to the screen,” said Coben (pictured). 

“Working with Nicola [Shindler, an executive producer and founder of Red] and Sky again was essential to ensure that creatively, The Four is brought to life in the way that we have imagined.” 

“The world-class storytelling of Harlan, combined with strong screenplays from Danny Brocklehurst and high-quality production from Red, is an intoxicating combination,” said Cameron Roach, commissioning editor for Sky Drama.

The Five was a critical hit for Sky 1 and filmed on location in and around Liverpool, which stood in for a fictional UK town. A production base was set up at the Liverpool Innovation Park for the duration of the ten-month shoot.

Television production in the UK is increasingly shifting north, using production facilities with costs that can significantly undercut those in London.

“We are looking forward to The Four gaining its own place in the Sky original drama portfolio,” said Roach. 

Image: Claudio Marinesco


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