The actress, 35, who is best known for her roles in Coronation Street and Brassic, is said to have impressed casting bosses at the streaming giant.
She will play the leading role in an upcoming adaptation of bestselling author Harlan’s thriller novel Fool Me Once, according to The Sun.
Seven of Harlan’s hit books have already been adapted into Netflix series, including psychological thriller The Stranger, which garnered huge popularity on the platform.
Michelle will reportedly start filming for the new drama next month and will take on the role of former ops pilot Maya, who gets a shock after returning from the war.
New job: Michelle Keegan has reportedly been signed by Netflix in a £1million deal to star in a brand new drama based on one of Harlan Coben’s books
Star: The actress, 35, who is best known for her role as Tina McIntyre in Coronation Street (pictured), is said to have impressed casting bosses at the streaming giant
According to a book synopsis, Maya goes through a trauma when her husband Joe is brutally murdered, but two weeks later, she has to deal with a mystery when she sees her infant daughter playing with Joe on her baby monitor.
Speaking of Michelle’s reported new role, a TV 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.’
MailOnline has contacted Netflix for comment.
The 2020 adaptation of Harlan’s book The Stranger, which starred Richard Armitage and Hannah John-Kamen, proved very popular on the streaming platform.
The eight-part adaptation follows family man Adam, whose life comes crashing down after he discovers a shocking secret about his wife.
Hannah played the mysterious stranger who exposes the secret to Adam, entangling him in a conspiracy.
The star-studded cast also included Game of Thrones icon Paul Kaye, Buffy the Vampire Slayer star Anthony Head, Broadchurch’s Shaun Dooley, The Crying Game’s Stephen Rea and Black Mirror actor Kadiff Kirwan.
Elsewhere, Michelle recently wrapped filming on the fifth series of hit comedy-drama Brassic, on which she stars as Erin Croft.
Lead role: She will reportedly play the leading role in an upcoming adaptation of bestselling author Harlan’s thriller novel Fool Me Once
Hit: Seven of Harlan’s hit books have already been adapted into Netflix series, including psychological thriller The Stranger, which garnered huge popularity on the platform
She recently looked back on her time filming the show by sharing a collection of behind-the-scenes snaps from the set as filming came to an end.
The actress shared that it had been ‘chaotic mayhem’ working with her co-stars on the Sky drama series, sweetly adding that she felt ‘so lucky’ to be part of the ‘special’ show.
Beaming alongside co-stars such as Aaron Heffernan and Lee Mack, who joined the show for the new series, for some snaps, others showed her with the production crew.
Love Island’s Lana Jenkins even made a cameo in the post as she was a make-up artist on the show prior to her TV debut in the South African villa.
Sharing a glimpse into what goes on behind the cameras with her 6.3million Instagram followers, Michelle appeared off-duty while relaxing with cast and crew for the pictures.
The roles were reversed in other pictures as she snapped the set’s camera operators in their natural habitat.
Taking to the caption to reflect on the filming, the brunette beauty penned: ‘Wrap on Brassic season 5!!!
‘Can’t believe how fast these past 6 months have gone, 6 months filled with chaotic mayhem, freezing cold locations and a whole lot of love & dedication. Feel so lucky to be working on such a special show.
That’s a wrap! Elsewhere, Michelle recently wrapped filming on the fifth series of hit comedy-drama Brassic, on which she stars as Erin Croft
Surprise appearance: Love Island’s Lana Jenkins even made a cameo in the post as she was a make-up artist on the show prior to her TV debut in the South African villa
‘Can’t wait for you guys to see what we’ve been up to. Big love as always ❤️.’
Michelle portrays single mother Erin in the show, which follows Vinnie O’Neill (Joseph Gilgun) and his five friends on their money-making exploits.
The group struggle to get by in the fictional town of Hawley, and often resort to petty crime for money.
The BAFTA-nominated series began back in 2019 and will be released on Sky Max and Now TV.