Harlen Coben Reveals Why Myron Bolitar Hasn’t Appeared On Netflix

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Harlen Coben is among the world’s most profitable crime writers, and now some of the profitable TV producers, however he has revealed why his most enduring character has by no means been portrayed on tv.

Coben has written “at least 35 novels,” he tells The Times of London in an interview, with gross sales of roughly 80million books worldwide. He has a 14-series manufacturing take care of Netflix, the place he acts as govt producer on, and has eight sequence already on the streamer. His most up-to-date adaptation, Fool Me Once, which was launched at the start of the 12 months, has had almost 100million viewers.

But keen-eyed followers of his books can have observed that his central detective Myron Bolitar, whom the writer first got here up with 30 years in the past, has but to look on display – and now Coben says there’s a purpose, which is that he has a really particular picture of the character in his head, and is frightened any actor would possibly get it unsuitable.

Offered the suggestion of Stanley Tucci, a widely known fan of the books, Coben advised The Times: “Yeah, big fan, but he’s a little smaller.” The writer, who’s huge and brawny just like the Bolitar of his books, says his character is a “faster, stronger, funny” model of himself.

Coben’s new e-book Think Twice is about to be launched. He says he will get inspiration from the world round him, however crime modifications like all the pieces else. He advised the newspaper of the problem of making a serial killer in 2024: “It’s impossible to get away with. There are a million CCTV cameras, so my challenge is, ‘How do I find a new way of doing it?’”

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