The Stranger is a British mystery thriller created by Harlan Coben. It is based on the novel of the same name by Harlan Coben. The directors of the show are Daniel O’Hara and Hannah Quinn. The series is written primarily by Danny Brocklehurst for television. Rotten Tomatoes rated the series an average of 6.63 out of 10. On Metacritic, the show deems as generally favorable with 62 out of 100.

Release Date

The Stranger season one was released on January 30, 2020 on Netflix. The majority of the content from the book came in season one. So there is no content for season two as of now. There is no renewal of The Stranger Season 2 yet. However popular shows like Sherlock, The Walking End and 13 Reasons Why had storylines that went beyond the book. Coben initially planned for only “one” season. Therefore the possibility of a season 2 is not much. If The Stranger Season 2 releases, it might release in late 2021 or early 2022.


  • Adam Price by Richard Armitage
  • Corrine by Dervla Kirwan
  • Thomas by Jacob Dudman
  • Ryan by Misha Handley
  • The Stranger aka Christine by Hannah John- Kamen
  • Detective Sergeant Johanna Griffin by Siobhan Finneran
  • Wesley Ross by Kadiff Kirwan
  • Patrick Katz by Paul Kaye
  • Edgar Price by Anthony Head
  • Doug Tripp by Shaun Dooley
  • Daisy Hoy by Ella Rae
  • Martin Killane by Stephen Rea

Jennifer Saunders, Dervla Kirwan and Shaun Dooley won’t be coming back as they were killed on the show. Although they might come back for flashbacks.


In season one the truth about The Stranger comes out. Christine, Adam’s half-sister, is The Stranger. The football coach asks her to investigate about Corrine. Christine takes the bullet that was shot at Adam by Katz. Doung tries to cover Katz and admits to killing Corrine. Adam impulsively shoots Doug. In the end, Johanna helps Adam bury Doug’s murder and they decide to pin it on Katz. As Katz was due in court for his sentencing. In a surprising twist, Christine is show watching Ryan’s football match. This means she’s still alive.