Jump scares, sinister letters, and creepy voice-overs sum up ‘The Watcher’.
‘The Watcher’ might have captured your attention after that thrilling narrative. Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan created the true crime miniseries.
The series is based on a true story of a married couple who are harassed by a stalker named The Watcher after relocating into their beautiful home in New Jersey.
The Watcher premiered on October 13, 2022, and is premised on author Reeves Wiedeman’s article for New York Magazine’s The Cut. After watching the series, spectators are currently awaiting the second season. And if there’s going to be a continuation of the series. Let’s explore that.
Is ‘The Watcher’ Season 2 Happening?
To make things clear, The Watcher has been confirmed as a miniseries or limited series. That means there will be no more seasons of the show. The entire story is wrapped in seven episodes.
The series concludes in a satisfactory way for the spectators. But wouldn’t it have been pleasant to have another season? Unfortunately, there will be none. More things could have been explored in season two if there had been another season.
If you are unfamiliar with the real-life couple Maria and Derek Broaddus, they relocated into their dream home in the New Jersey suburb of Westfield in 2014, only to be stalked to a malevolent extent by an unidentified ‘watcher.’
A Look At The Watcher
It’s upsetting to know that there won’t be more seasons but the narrative of the series is worth exploring.
The in-depth description of the series reads, “[They have] 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.
Their icy welcome quickly turns into a full-blown living hell when threatening 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.
There’s a kooky older woman named Pearl and her brother Jasper, who sneaks into the Brannocks’ house and hides in their dumbwaiter. There’s Karen, the realtor and an old acquaintance of Nora’s, who makes them feel like they don’t really belong, and nosy neighbors Mitch and Mo, who don’t seem to understand property lines.”
Things you need to know about new series, The Watcher:
✅ It’s (somehow) based on a true story
✅ Naomi Watts, Bobby Cannavale, and Jennifer Coolidge (!!)
✅ There are jump scares, sinister letters and creepy voice-overs aplenty
✅ It’s streaming now!pic.twitter.com/Z4PHtnXnW3
— Netflix UK & Ireland (@NetflixUK) October 13, 2022
Naomi Watts Is Actually Into These Type Of Stories
Naomi Watts spoke about the series with an outlet. The actress said, “I pretty much said yes, right away, without having read any scripts.” She added, “Ryan calling was a big deal. Definitely, Ryan being on the end of that call that first time was a good reason to say yes.
I’ve played in this genre at other times in my career, you know? I’m always drawn to mystery and fear and thrills and even horror sometimes, so it felt like a good combination of things.”
Naomi also said that she is into true crime stories. “I’m into them, yeah. But I think being in them is definitely right up my alley. I’ve just always gravitated toward them; the mystery is a fun genre. And to talk about it with other people.
You can imagine the joy when I heard that she [Jennifer] became a cast member. Just having binged White Lotus, I was like, ‘Oh my god, this is the best job ever!’ I already felt pretty excited about it. But then when she joined, it was just, you know, gold.”
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