Here we go!
“Interested in viewing this once-in-a-lifetime house? I’m Karen Calhoun from Darren Dunn Realty, and I can’t wait to sell you this dream home!” This is how one of the key characters of The Watcher is presented…interesting, right? A luxurious single-family residence located at 657 Boulevard is the center of all this disturbing history. And Karen herself gives us a fun but sometimes sinister tour for it!
The Watcher is based on the disturbing and chilling true story of the infamous “Watcher” house in New Jersey. It’s a limited series so it will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, indeed.
In The Watcher, 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.
As you have seen, The Watcher is full of big names in the entertainment industry, both on and off camera. Thus, Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan are the creators, in addition to the executive producers along with Alexis Martin Woodall, Eric Kovtun, Bryan Unkeless, Eric Newman, Paris Barclay, Naomi Watts, Ariel Schulman, Henry Joost, and Scoop Wasserstein.
As for the faces in front of the cameras, The Watcher features Naomi Watts, Bobby Cannavale, 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 is coming to Netflix this fall.