The Watcher – Release Date and How to Watch Online

October 6, 2022
Miguel Fernández 0
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This article discusses the Netflix series The Watcher (2022), including the release date, time, synopsis, cast, and how to watch online.

Moving into a new house can be scary, and when someone in the neighborhood starts outing your secrets anonymously, it’s even scarier. Naomi Watts and Bobby Cannavale will soon learn as much in the upcoming Netflix seven-episode miniseries The Watcher, Ryan Murphy‘s latest project under his overall deal with the streamer.

Netflix series The Watcher synopsis

From Netflix, the official synopsis is as follows:

“After the Brannock family moves into what was supposed to be their suburban dream home, it quickly becomes a living hell. Ominous letters from someone calling themself “The Watcher” are just the beginning as the neighborhood’s sinister secrets come spilling out. Inspired by the true story of the infamous “Watcher” house in New Jersey.”

Our opinion of the premise

I am in for any Ryan Murphy series, so this killer premise only amps my excitement for the show. I also love that the series will be more of a thriller than straight-up horror, which is more up my alley. Also, the fact that it is inspired by a true story makes it even more chilling.

The Watcher release date

The series will be released globally on Netflix on Thursday, October 13th at 12 am PT. The series will have 7 episodes and will all be released at once.

How to watch The Watcher online

Audiences will be able to watch the series with a subscription to Netflix. The basic plan for Netflix is $9.99. If you want HD, you’ll need to get the standard package at $15.49. Finally, for Ultra HD, the premium package costs $19.99. Additionally, here is everything we know about the plan for Netflix adverts.

The Watcher cast

Here is the main cast:

  • Naomi Watts as Nora Brannock
  • Bobby Cannavale as Dean Brannock
  • Mia Farrow as Pearl
  • Noma Dumezweni as Theodora
  • Joe Mantello
  • Richard Kind as Mitch
  • Terry Kinney as Jasper
  • Margo Martindale as Mo
  • Jennifer Coolidge as Karen Calhoun

Naomi Watts is on a roll lately after recently appearing in Prime Video’s Goodnight Mommy remake. Bobby Cannavale is no stranger to television, after winning the Best Guest Actor Emmy for Will & Grace and the Best Supporting Actor Emmy for Boardwalk Empire. He most recently appeared in Netflix’s Blonde, and was seen last year in Prime Video’s Nine Perfect Strangers. Also, if the name Jennifer Coolidge rings any bell, it’s because she was in the first season of HBO’s The White Lotus, and will actually be the only returning actor in the second seasn

The production team 

Here is the team behind it all:

  • Directors: Paris Barclay (2 episodes), Henry Joost (1 episode), Ariel Schulman (1 episode), Max Winkler (1 episode)
  • Writers: Ian Brennan (1 episode), Reilly Smith (2 episodes), Todd Kubrak (1 episode)
  • Created by: Ian Brennan, Ryan Murphy
  • Executive producers: Ian Brennan, Eric Kovtun, Alexis Martin Woodall, Ryan Murphy, Paris Barclay, Henry Joost, Eric Newman, Ariel Schulman, Bryan Unkeless
  • Co-executive producers: Tanase Popa, Scott Robertson, Reilly Smith
  • Line producer: Kip Myers

Is there a trailer? 

There sure is! Check it out below:


What do you think so far? Are you intrigued by The Watcher (2022)? Let us know in the comments!

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