‘Harlan Coben’s Shelter’ Trailer: A New YA Mystery Unfolds In Prime Video’s Series Next Month

Harlan Coben is among my favorite authors, but I have to admit that he has a gimmick. A schtick. Many of his mystery novels have to do with people who are believed to be missing or dead, but are actually alive for some reason. Examples would be Tell No One, adapted into an excellent movie in 2006, and Six Years. There’s some of that plot in the upcoming Prime Video series, Harlan Coben’s Shelter, which is based on the first of the author’s popular Mickey Bolitar YA novels.

Jaden Michael stars as teen Mickey Bolitar, who seeks answers about the disappearance of his girlfriend, while also dealing with the news that his father, recently deceased, may actually be alive. To find answers to the many mysteries in his life, Mickey turns to a couple of his friends for help.

The series also stars Constance Zimmer, Adrian Greensmith, Abby Corrigan, Tovah Feldshuh, Sage Linder, and Brian Altemus.

Coben is aboard as a showrunner and exec-producer alongside Allen MacDonald.

Here’s the synopsis: Harlan Coben’s Shelter follows the story of Mickey Bolitar after the sudden death of his father leads him to start a new life in Kasselton, New Jersey. Mickey quickly finds himself tangled in the mysterious disappearance of a new student at his school, Ashley Kent, which leads to uncovering unimaginable secrets within their quiet suburban community. With the help of his friends—the inventive Spoon and the secretive Ema—Mickey pulls back the sleepy facade of Kasselton to reveal a dark underground that may hold the answers to decades of disappearances, deaths, and legends … and perhaps even his own complex family history.

Harlan Coben’s Shelter debuts on Prime Video on August 18th with the first three episodes.

Travis Hopson
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