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Crazy Rich Asians star lines up TV thriller series

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Photo credit: Roy Rochlin - Getty Images
Photo credit: Roy Rochlin - Getty Images

Crazy Rich Asians breakout star Henry Golding will take on the role of a secret agent in thriller series Nameless.

It's based on a collection of short stories written by bestselling author Dean Koontz, and sounds a little like Bourne – a rogue operative suffering from amnesia moves from town to town 'dispensing justice when the law fails' until 'dark and splintered visions lead him toward his greatest test yet' (via The Wrap).

Photo credit: Roy Rochlin - Getty Images
Photo credit: Roy Rochlin - Getty Images

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In a statement, Golding himself went on to comment: "I've long been fascinated by the idea of telling a mystery thriller in an episodic format. But to work with the master of suspense thrillers – Dean Koontz's Nameless is beyond my expectations.

"To bring this exceptional series to the screen with my partners SK Global and Mazur Kaplan will be an exhilarating journey as we look to bring a fresh and unique take on Dean's characters."

Koontz, whose work has been adapted into multiple movies, added: "I'm delighted to have my material in the hands of such dedicated and accomplished producers, and when I heard the name Henry Golding, I shouted, 'YES!'

"Mr Golding will be perfect and unforgettable as Nameless."

Photo credit: Warner Bros.
Photo credit: Warner Bros.

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Switching back to the Crazy Rich Asians universe, Nick Young actor Golding previously told Digital Spy why a sequel has been delayed.

"They've got the two books that Kevin Kwan wrote still to come and they're trying to find an angle to convert those from page to script to film. It's a very complicated process because, visually, sometimes a novel doesn't make as much sense as it would on the screen in a direct adaptation. So you have to really change it up to make it interesting.

"The other issue is that we've got the first one to compete with, everybody has a very high expectation. It's not going to be as easy as the first one. It's still a work in progress, for sure."

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