PSA: Harlan Coben's The Woods lands on Netflix today

Zoe Shenton
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From Cosmopolitan

Harlan Coben's latest Netflix adaptation - and undoubtedly your next TV obsession - is dropping on Netflix today [June 12]. Judging by the trailer, the new series looks mysterious and creepy and basically like everything we want from our next Netflix TV thriller. Here's everything else we know about The Woods...

What's The Woods about?

The Netflix adaptation of Harlan Coben's 2007 novel by the same name has been turned into a six-part series set in Poland. The Woods, directed by Leszek Dawid and Bartosz Konopka, is also set across a dual timeline - 1994 and 2019 - and focuses on Warsaw prosecutor Paweł Kopiński, who discovers that his sister could still be alive after going missing more than two decades earlier.

The book's synopsis reads: "Paul Copeland's sister went missing 20 years ago. Now raising a daughter alone, Cope balances family life with a career as a prosecutor. But when a homicide victim is found with evidence linking him to Cope, the well-buried secrets of the past are threatening everything.

"Is this body one of the campers who disappeared with his sister? Could his sister be alive...? Confronting his past, Cope must decide what is better left hidden in the dark and what truths can be brought to light."

Is there a trailer for The Woods?

If you thought you could have a few days off from Netflix to focus on a business plan or a new fitness regime, think again. The streaming giant released the first trailer on May 12 and The Woods promises to be another binge-worthy watch.

"The camp I was junior instructor at ended tragically. Four kids entered the woods and never returned," a voice reveals at the beginning of the trailer before someone lets out a bloodcurdling scream. "Two bodies were found shortly after. The two other bodies were never found. One of them was my sister's," Paweł adds.

The chilling trailer ends: "I want to know what happened in those woods."

Who stars in The Woods?

Prosecutor Paweł Kopiński is played by Grzegorz Damięcki, while his younger self is played by Hubert Milikowski. Agnieszka Grochowska and Wiktoria Filus also star.

When is The Woods being released?

The Woods will be landing on Netflix on June 12.

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