The Observer is an upcoming Netflix original series from dynamic creative duo Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan, and we’re providing all the important details to keep you in the loop.
The horror mystery is a limited series and is based on a true story. It is an adaptation of a 2018 story of the same name written by Reeves Wideman of The Cut magazine. A month after the story’s release, Netflix acquired the film rights. It was an intense bidding war involving six studios, but Netflix emerged victorious after paying seven figures for a rights package.
The Observer is currently in post-production, so it’s really progressing. With that in mind, we could potentially see this TV series sooner rather than later.
Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming limited series.
When will The Watcher be filmed?
Good news for fans who are eagerly awaiting The Observer, star Naomi Watts recently announced that filming had wrapped for the show’s first season. That means we can probably expect the show to premiere sometime this year!
Watcher release date is updated
An official release date has not yet been announced by Netflix. However, the streamer has revealed in a new press release that the series will be released in autumn 2022. We were already anticipating a late 2022 release, as Naomi Watts previously revealed in an old Instagram post that the show would be out “later this year,” back in March. But it’s good to know that nothing has been pushed back.
So, The Observer could be released sometime between October and December. Hopefully Netflix will announce an October release date. If so, we’ll likely hear about a release date announcement sometime in September. When Netflix announces the official release date, we’ll let you know!
The Watcher cast
This series has an amazingly talented ensemble cast, and we give the actors’ names below:
- Naomi Watts
- Bobby Cannavale
- Jennifer Coolidge
- Noma Dumezweni
- Mia Farrow
- Margo Martindale
- Henry Jaegerhalle
- Richard Art
- Isabel Gravitt
- Seth Fork
- Chris McDonald
- Terry Kinney
- Michael Nuri
- Aidan Pierce Brennan
- Lily Talewski
- Joe Mantello
- Luke David Blumm
The watcher summary
Netflix hasn’t released an official synopsis, but we have an idea of what the limited series is about. The Observer follows a married couple whose move into their dream home is stopped when they receive creepy letters and threats from a mysterious stalker known as The Watcher.
What’s on Netflix gave us the basic premise of the story, and we’ve shared it below:
Based on the real-life case of the Broaddus family, who began in 2014 and were spied on, threatened and ultimately driven to sell their home and leave the city they loved by a mysterious stalker who identified himself only as “The Watcher”. ‘ in the letters to Mr. & Mrs. Broaddus.
Here’s a more detailed premise of the show via the Netflix press release below:
Dean (Bobby Cannavale) and Nora Brannock (Naomi Watts) have just bought their dream home in the quaint suburb of Westfield, New Jersey, but after pouring all of their life savings into closing the deal, they quickly discover that the neighborhood is everything other than inviting. There is a crazy older woman named Pearl (Mia Farrow) and her brother Jasper (Terry Kinney) who sneak into the Brannocks’ home and hide 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 to full-blown hell when ominous letters arrive from someone calling himself “The Watcher,” terrorizing the Brannocks to the breaking point as the neighborhood’s dark secrets are exposed.
The number of watcher episodes
The limited series will consist of seven episodes. Since the horror crime thriller is billed as a limited series, there will most likely only be one season. However, there is a possibility that there could be a second season if enough people watch the series.
The Watcher teaser
Check out this fun teaser starring Jennifer Coolidge!
The marketing for The Observer is top notch! The creative team behind the series also created a fake Zillow page for the infamous house.
The Watcher photos
You can count on us to share the official release date and trailer as soon as they’re out. So stay tuned to Netflix Life for updates The Observer.
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