The Watcher is coming to Netflix before the scary season of Halloween and fans are wondering how many episodes and if it’s based on a true story.
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the brannock family he moves into what was supposed to be the suburban house of his dreams, but it quickly turns into hell. Ominous letters from someone calling himself “The Watcher” are just the beginning of sinister neighborhood secrets coming to light.
As we break down everything you need to know about the upcoming show…
How many episodes of The Watcher are there?
exist seven episodes of The Watcher coming to Netflix when it launches on October 13, 2022. After the first episode airs, the remaining six episodes will be available for fans to enjoy or watch at their own leisure.
The story centers on Dean (Bobby Cannavale) and Nora Brannock (Naomi Watts), who have just purchased their dream home in the idyllic suburb of Westfield, New Jersey. But after putting all their savings into closing the deal, they soon realize the neighborhood is less than welcoming.
There’s a wacky older woman named Pearl (Mia Farrow) and her brother Jasper (Terry Kinney), who sneaks into the Brannocks’ house and hides in their dumbwaiter. Then there’s Karen (Jennifer Coolidge), the real estate agent 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 the lines. property.
Their icy welcome quickly turns to hell when sinister letters from someone calling themselves “The Watcher” begin to arrive, terrifying the Brannocks to the point of bankruptcy as the neighborhood’s sinister secrets come to light.
Is vigilante based on a true story?
the watchman is inspired by the true story of the infamous “Watcher” house in New Jersey after New York’s The Cut magazine published The Watcher, a 2018 article by Reeves Wiedeman, which chronicled a family stalked by a mysterious and menacing letter writer . It became the basis for the upcoming Netflix limited series created by Ryan Murphy, even though it was originally set for a movie.
The real-life case began in June 2014 and involved the moving Broaddus family who, while buying their dream home for $1.3 million and preparing to move in, found a strange letter addressed to the new occupants in the mail. The anonymous writer detailed how he had been watching the house for decades and even knew things about the Broaddus family.
After giving instructions to the police, the Broaddus family started receiving more letters. The anonymous writer would only identify himself as “The Watcher” in the many letters, but he would continue to threaten them.
Inevitably, the family grew suspicious of their neighbors as they tried to figure out who the mysterious stalker was while turning their dream move into a living nightmare.
Finally, the Broaddus family couldn’t take it anymore and put the house back on the market. The house was sold in July 2019.
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