Netflix has released a trailer, poster and images for The Watcher, the upcoming mystery thriller series from creators Ryan Murphy (American Horror Story) and Ian Brennan (Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story).
Inspired by the shocking true story of New Jersey’s infamous “Watcher” house, the series stars Naomi Watts and Bobby Cannavale as a couple who purchase their dream home, which soon turns into a nightmare when they begin to receive ominous letters from someone calling themselves “The Watcher”, spilling the neighborhood’s sinister secrets.
Dean (Bobby Cannavale) and Nora Brannock (Naomi Watts) just purchased their dream home in the idyllic suburb of Westfield, New Jersey, but after putting all of their savings into closing the deal they soon realize the neighborhood is less than welcoming. There’s a kooky older woman named Pearl (Mia Farrow) and her brother Jasper (Terry Kinney), who sneaks into the Brannock’s house and hides in their dumbwaiter. There’s Karen (Jennifer Coolidge), the realtor and an old acquaintance of Nora’s, who makes them feel like they don’t really belong, and nosy neighbors Mitch (Richard Kind) and Mo (Margo Martindale), who don’t seem to understand property lines. Their icy welcome quickly turns into a full-blown living hell when ominous letters from someone calling themself “The Watcher” start arriving, terrorizing the Brannocks to their breaking point as the neighborhood’s sinister secrets come spilling out.
Joining Naomi Watts and Bobby Cannavale in the cast of The Watcher are Jennifer Coolidge, Mia Farrow, Margo Martindale, Terry Kinney, Joe Mantello, Richard Kind, Noma Dumezweni, Christopher McDonald, Michael Nouri, Isabel Gravitt, Henry Hunter Hall, and Luke David Blumm.
The Watcher arrives on Netflix on October 13th.