The wait is almost over. We only have a day left until Netflix drops The Watcher, a true crime miniseries created by Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan. To prepare you for what will surely be a hit show, we shared all there is to know about it down below!
After the massive success of Murphy and Brennan’s Netflix limited series Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story, all eyes have been on what the creative duo would put out next. Fortunately, people didn’t have to wait long to find out when their next project would be coming out because Netflix announced the official release date for The Watcher during TUDUM.
Now, get ready because here’s everything to know about the mystery-thriller series, including the release time, episode count, trailer, and more.
When does The Watcher come out?
Mark your calendar, set your timer, and clear your schedule because the mystery-thriller series arrives on Netflix on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022, at 12:00 a.m. PT/3:00 a.m. ET! You will not want to miss this new release.
What is The Watcher about?
The story follows a family, who after purchasing their dream home, began receiving creepy letters from a mystery stalker who called themselves “The Watcher.” As the threatening letters continued and the culprit couldn’t be found, the family was ultimately driven to sell their home and leave town.
The Watcher cast
Here’s the complete cast list of who you can expect to see in the show!
- Naomi Watts as Nora Brannock
- Bobby Cannavale as Dean Brannock
- Jennifer Coolidge as Karen Calhoun
- Mia Farrow as Pearl Winslow
- Margo Martindale as Mo
- Terry Kinney as Jasper Winslow
- Richard Kind as Mitch
- Noma Dumezweni as Theodora Birch
- Isabel Gravitt as Ellie Brannock
- Henry Hunter Hall as Dakota
- Luke David Blumm as Carter Brannock
- Joe Mantello
- Christopher McDonald
- Michael Nouri
Where was The Watcher filmed?
According to TheCinemaholic, the mystery-thriller series was primarily filmed in New York. More specifically, production took place in Westchester County, New York and New York City, New York.
How many episodes are in The Watcher?
You can expect seven episodes to be dropped into your Netflix account on Oct. 13.
Is The Watcher based on a true story?
Yes! It is based on a true story that was first published in a magazine called The Cut. It concerns the Broaddus family and their horrible experience of buying their supposed dream house in 2014. Shortly after Derek and Maria Broaddus bought the 657 Boulevard house in Westfield, New Jersey, they started receiving ominous letters from an anonymous stalker. They sought help from the police, private investigators, and even FBI agents to track down the culprit but ultimately came up empty. Eventually, the Broadduses couldn’t take the harassment anymore and sold the house. In July 2019, the 657 Boulevard house was sold to Andrew and Allison Carr for $959,360, which was significantly less than what the Broaddus family bought it for.
How to watch The Watcher
As expected, the only place you can watch the mystery-thriller series is on Netflix since it’s a Netflix original series. It’s important to mention that you’ll have to have a subscription to the streaming service to gain access.
The Watcher trailer
Check out the thrilling official trailer for a sneak peek below!
Is The Watcher season 2 happening?
Since The Watcher is a limited series, it most likely won’t be returning for a second season. The complete story will be told with a clear beginning, middle, and end within the seven-episode season. Overall, the show isn’t intended to continue past the first season.
Make sure to check out The Watcher when it arrives on Netflix on Oct. 13!