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‘The Watcher’ Costume Designers on the Show’s Private Eye With a Bold Fashion Persona

“I’m a regular goddamn Murder, She Wrote,” declares private investigator Theodora Birch (Noma Dumezweni) to overwrought New Jersey patriarch Dean Brannock (Bobby Cannavale) in Ryan Murphy’s The Watcher. But, in her pitch to identify the culprit terrorizing the new suburban homeowners with threatening letters in the Netflix mystery, the PI could be referring to her […]

TV’s True Crime Obsession Is Reaching a Tipping Point

In Nanfu Wang’s docuseries Mind Over Murder, the town of Beatrice, Nebraska, is still struggling with a 38-year-old tragedy. Six people were convicted of raping and murdering a woman in 1985, but DNA evidence exonerated them decades later. The six-part HBO series chronicles the extended miscarriage of justice with a focus on the town’s unique […]

‘House of the Dragon’ Ends on Up Note in Streaming Chart

The season finale of House of the Dragon nearly equaled a season high in streaming minutes, moving the HBO series to No. 3 overall in Nielsen’s rankings for Oct. 17-23. The Watcher repeated as the top title, and Netflix got a strong opening from its movie The School for Good and Evil. House of the […]

‘Halloween Ends’ Puts Peacock on Streaming Charts for the First Time

Peacock made its debut in the Nielsen streaming rankings with the opening of Halloween Ends. Ryan Murphy’s The Watcher opened at No. 1 on the chart, and The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power got a bump in the week of its season finale. Halloween Ends, the 13th in the long-running franchise, was […]

Ryan Murphy’s ‘Monster,’ ‘The Watcher’ Renewed at Netflix

After breakout successes from Ryan Murphy’s two latest Netflix series, the streamer is doubling (and tripling) down on both. Netflix has ordered two additional installments of Monster after huge viewing figures for its Jeffrey Dahmer-focused season and picked up a second season of The Watcher. The former will become an anthology series a la Murphy’s […]

Ryan Murphy Defends Dahmer Netflix Series

Ryan Murphy discussed his two smash hits for Netflix in a new profile with The New York Times and addressed some of the criticism around the biggest one, Dahmer — Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story. The limited series about serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer has become the biggest hit of Murphy’s prolific career, notching big streaming […]

Ryan Murphy, ‘Dahmer’ Stars on Show’s Success and Evan Peters‘ Use of ’Step Brothers’ to Turn Off the Role

Netflix hosted two conversations on its studio lot on Saturday for Dahmer — Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story and The Watcher — its most recent and biggest series, both which have come courtesy of Ryan Murphy. Murphy served as moderator for both discussions, marking one of the first press events surrounding Dahmer since it has become one of […]

Ryan Murphy on What Drew Him to Adapt ‘The Watcher’ and Receiving Case Tips During Filming

Ryan Murphy says he knew he wanted to adapt The Watcher for TV after reading the true story about the suburban nightmare in the 2018 article in New York Magazine’s The Cut. “I instantly thought of my own family and I think that idea of how we’re living in a world now where everybody all […]

What ‘The Watcher’ Family Has Said About Netflix Series

Netflix’s limited series The Watcher is introducing a global audience to a real-life stalking case out of New Jersey. The TV show, created by prolific producers Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan, dropped Oct. 13. The spooky psychological drama centers on a couple (Naomi Watts and Bobby Cannavale) whose dream home becomes a nightmare when they […]

‘The Watcher’ Review: Ryan Murphy’s Starry Netflix Real-Estate Chiller Isn’t Worth the Investment

The drama centers on a couple (Naomi Watts and Bobby Cannavale) whose dream home becomes a nightmare when they start receiving threatening anonymous letters.

Naomi Watts, Bobby Cannavale and ‘The Watcher’ Cast on Bringing Mysterious True Story to the Screen

Just three weeks after Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan’s Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story dropped on Netflix and became a hit for the streamer, the duo have released their next true-crime take with The Watcher. While the Jeffrey Dahmer limited series received backlash from the family members of the serial killer’s victims for […]

Naomi Watts and Bobby Cannavale Regret Their Dream Home Purchase in Unsettling ‘The Watcher’ Trailer

Ryan Murphy has officially listed his next house — another one that comes with chilling baggage. The American Horror Story creator, whose FX anthology was centered around a haunted home, has dropped a trailer for his next Netflix series, The Watcher, which is about a home, and a family, that is being stalked to sinister […]