In 2018, an article by Reeves Wiedeman appeared in Cut Magazine, just two months later the rights were acquired by Netflix. The subject? The true story of the Broaddus family that moved into a new home in 2014, only to receive mysterious and unnerving letters from someone who called themselves “The Watcher.” The writer detailed how they had been watching the house for decades and knew intimate details about the Broaddus family and their routines. The police could not help and the family finally gave up and moved out in July 2019.
Later this week you can watch the tense story unfold in the Netflix Original thriller series “The Watcher,” from Ryan Murphy (“AHS”). Naomi Watts (King Kong) and Bobby Cannavale (Ant-Man) lead the cast which also includes Jennifer Coolidge, Noma Dumezweni, Yuko Torihara, Mia Farrow, Luke David Blumm, Margo Martindale, and Kathryn Boswell.
“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.”
Ian Brennan (“Glee”) co-created and produced alongside Murphy. Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman (Catfish) executive produced for Netflix.
Watch as a family’s urban dreams turn into an utter nightmare in “The Watcher” which premieres on Thursday, October 13th on Netflix.