On Oct. 13, Netflix will drop a new limited series by Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan and it’s titled The Watcher. But before you start binging the show, it’s important that you’re aware of the parents guide and age rating. Is the mystery-thriller series okay to watch with kids? Find out below!
The Watcher is an upcoming Netflix original series that’s based on a true story of a family’s terrible experience of buying what was supposed to be their dream home in 2014. Only three days after purchasing the 657 Boulevard property in Westfield, New Jersey, a family begins receiving threatening letters from someone calling themself “The Watcher.” After many failed attempts at trying to figure out who’s behind the letters, the family ends up selling the house for far less than what they initially purchased it for.
The amazingly talented cast includes Naomi Watts, Bobby Cannavale, Jennifer Coolidge, Noma Dumezweni, Yuko Torihara, Mia Farrow, Margo Martindale, Terry Kinney, Richard Kind, and many others.
So, is The Watcher a show the entire family can watch together? Below, you’ll find the parents guide and age rating.
The Watcher parents guide and age rating
Like many other Netflix original series, The Watcher is rated TV-MA. This means the show is intended to be watched by mature, adult audiences only. It was given this age rating for strong language, violence, and smoking.
Based on the show’s plot and after looking at the trailer, you can expect many frightening scenes that wouldn’t be appropriate for younger audiences to watch. In fact, there’s a clip in the trailer of what looks to be dead bodies lying on the ground. Overall, the mystery-thriller series may not be suitable for ages 17 and under. We suggest saving this show to watch when no kids are around.
Take a look at the gripping trailer for a sneak peek of what’s to come in the series!
The Watcher lands on Netflix on Oct. 13 at 12:00 a.m. PT/3:00 a.m. ET. Will you be watching the mystery-thriller series?