The Netflix Trailer The Observer the limited series plays like a guided tour of a house for sale, with Jennifer Coolidge as the real estate agent guiding interested buyers through their potential new digs. The limited series is based on the true story of a family who purchased 657 Boulevard, Westfield, New Jersey and were immediately targeted with chilling letters signed by “The Watcher”.
Netflix’s campaign for the series includes an actual listing of the residency on Zillow. The listing is by Karen Calhoun (Coolidge) and includes photos, a detailed description of the house, and the series trailer.
The limited series cast includes Naomi Watts, Bobby Cannavale, Mia Farrow, Margo Martindale and Terry Kinney. Joe Mantello, Richard Kind, Noma Dumezweni, Christopher McDonald, Michael Nouri, Isabel Gravitt, Henry Hunter Hall and Luke David Blumm also star.
Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan created The Observer and executive producer with Alexis Martin Woodall, Eric Kovtun, Bryan Unkeless, Eric Newman, Paris Barclay, Naomi Watts, Ariel Schulman, Henry Joost and Scoop Wasserstein.
Netflix released the following description of the series:
Dean (Cannavale) and Nora Brannock (Watts) have just bought their dream home in the idyllic suburb of Westfield, New Jersey, but after pouring all of their savings into closing the deal, they soon realize that the neighborhood is less than welcoming. There’s a goofy old woman named Pearl (Farrow) and her brother Jasper (Kinney), who sneak into the Brannock house and hide in their freight elevator. There’s Karen (Coolidge), the real estate agent and an old acquaintance of Nora, who makes them feel like they don’t really belong, and nosy neighbors Mitch (Kind) and Mo (Martindale), who don’t seem understand property boundaries.
Their frosty reception quickly turns into a living hell in its own right when disturbing letters from someone calling themselves “The Watcher” begin to arrive, terrorizing the Brannocks to breaking point as the neighborhood’s sinister secrets unravel. spread. Based on the true story of the infamous “Watcher” house in New Jersey.