A HUGE billboard for a new thriller filmed in Bolton and Bury has taken over New York's Times Square ahead of its launch this week.

Writer Danny Brocklehurst, the brain behind hit shows Brassic and Ordinary Lies, tweeted his 6,000 followers on Wednesday with a picture of the huge billboard teasing the new show, which is set to drop on Netflix.

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He tweeted: "Little poster for #TheStranger in Times Square."

The Stranger, which was filmed across parts of Bolton, Bury and Manchester last year, will be available to watch in full from Thursday and stars former Spooks and The Hobbit actor Richard Armitage alongside Hannah John-Kamen as a mysterious stranger.

The Bolton News:

Armitage plays Adam Price, the series’ protagonist who finds himself tangled in a mysterious web of deception.

His steady life, two wonderful sons and watertight marriage all seem unassailable – until The Stranger reveals a shocking secret about his wife.

As events unfold, Siobhan Finneran’s punchy police detective, Johanna Griffin, finds her pragmatic approach to police work compromised when her investigation into the matter becomes deeply personal.

The series is based on the Harlan Coben novel of the same name.

It was filmed at the disused Moor Lane Bus Station in Bolton town centre throughout April of last year.

While other cameras were also spotted with crews filming beneath the Peel Memorial outside Bury Parish Church on The Rock.

The show also took production to Manchester locations, including Ancoats, St Peter’s Square and Whalley Range, as well as Eccles and Stockport.