Corries Michelle Keegan signed by Netflix in £1m deal for new mystery drama

Michelle Keegan has reportedly landed her biggest role to date after being signed by Netflix in deal worth £1million.

The former Coronation Street actress, 35, is set to star in a new mystery drama based on a book by bestselling author Harlan Coben.

According to reports, she will take on the leading role in the adaptation of his thriller novel, Fool Me Once.

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Several of the author's novel's have been picked up by the streaming giant, including Safe, The Stranger and most recently, Stay Close starring James Nesbitt.

The Brassic actress will reportedly start filming next month and will portray Maya, a former ops pilot who returns from war and deals with the death of her husband.

Speaking of Michelle's new role, a source told The Sun: "This is a huge role for Michelle. Harlan's dramas are some of the most streamed on Netflix and people watch around the world."

The Our Girl star, who is married to TOWIE's Mark Wright, is set to spend the next six months filming in Manchester for the new project.

The brunette beauty recently wrapped filming on the fifth series of Brassic, where she plays Erin Croft.

Sharing a selection of behind the scenes snaps as she looked back on filming, Michelle gushed that she felt "so lucky" to be part of the "special" show.

Love Island's Lana Jenkins appeared in the post as she worked as a makeup artist on the hit comedy series.

When it was announced the 25-year-old would be heading into the South African villa, Michelle threw her support behind Lana with a sweet message.

Sharing the official Love Island post of Lana, Michelle wrote: "So our girl is going into Love Island. Genuinely one of the nicest girls you’ll ever meet."

"Go and smash it darlin'," she concluded.

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