Oscar-nominated actress Naomi Watts and Bobby Cannavale of Homecoming fame are set to star in the upcoming Netflix series, The Watcher. The show will be backed by Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan. The production of the limited series is expected to begin later this year.
Naomi Watts and Bobby Cannavale will be seen playing a married couple in The Watcher. They'll move into their dream house to live a happy life. However, their peace will come to a screeching halt when a stalker, who goes by the name The Watcher, will start threatening them with terrifying letters.
Apart from Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan, The Watcher will be executive produced by Eric Newman, Bryan Unkeless, Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman.
The Watcher is inspired by the infamous Watcher house case, which happened in America's New Jersey. In real life, new homeowners received mysterious letters from a person, who claimed to have been watching that house for decades. Horrified by it all, they put the house back on the market. However, no one was ready to buy the property. The family then rented it out, only for the new tenants to receive chilling letters too, which listed various disturbing things that could happen to them, including a car accident, fire and loved ones dying suddenly.
Naomi Watts and Bobby Cannavale will also be seen together in the upcoming film, Once Upon a Time in Staten Island.