A PRODUCTION crew have been on site at Great Sankey Neighbourhood Hub for an upcoming Netflix thriller.

Red Productions – which was also behind Warrington's Ordinary Lies – is filming Stay Close based on Harlan Coben’s New York Times bestselling novel.

Film crews at Great Sankey Neighbourhood Hub

The same team adapted the author's book, The Stranger, for Netflix and Richard Armitage will again star in this new eight-part series about three people whose dark secrets resurface.

These are Megan (Cush Jumbo), a working mum of three, Ray (Armitage), a failed documentary photographer and Broome (James Nesbitt), a detective haunted by a missing person’s cold case.

Film crews at Sankey Leisure Centre

Film crews at Great Sankey Neighbourhood Hub

Author Harlan Coben said: “I am so happy and excited to Stay Close (pun intended) with Danny Brocklehurst, Nicola Shindler and Richard Fee — the same team that made The Stranger, Safe and The Five.

"And talk about a dream-come-true cast – Cush Jumbo, an incendiary and awesome talent, Jimmy Nesbitt, a legendary actor I always wanted to collaborate with, and wow, Richard Armitage back again."

It is unclear how much Sankey will feature in the production but the crew have been on site for a number of days.