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The Stranger, Netflix’s New Thriller Filmed In Manchester Is Now Streaming

By Laura Rogan January 30, 2020

There’s been a ton of anticipation around Netflix’s newest crime thriller, but The Stranger is finally here to stream.

The British mystery thriller has been dubbed Netflix’s newest binge-worthy show and while it’s not specifically set anywhere, production took place in a number of Manchester locations.

Credit: Netflix

The show follows the lives of a number of families, whose lies and secrets are revealed after a stranger appears. It’s based on the highly successful novel of the same name, written by Harlan Coben. Richard Armitage (The Hobbit) leads the cast as Adam Price, whose life is turned upside down after a shocking revelation. Ooooh, mysterious!

Netflix has described the titular Stranger as “a mysterious stranger who exposes people’s secrets, dropping bombshells that will shatter lives”, giving us the sense we’re in for some seriously dramatic stuff.

Watch the trailer here:

Production began in March 2019 and filmed in a variety of Greater Manchester locations. Here’s a look at where the crew were spotted last year:

  • Stockport Train Station
  • Moor Lane Bus Station, Bolton
  • Bolton Town Centre
  • Peel Memorial, Bury
  • The Plaza, Stockport
  • Stockport Market Place
  • Ancoats
  • Northern Quarter
  • St. Peter’s Square
  • Whalley Range
  • Eccles

The Stranger is available to stream on Netflix from 30th January and stars Richard Armitage, Brandon Fellows, Siobhan Finneran and Hannah John-Kamen.