Netflix is bringing yet another movie star to the small screen in the not-too-distant future. Naomi Watts' new series Gypsy is slated to debut on the streaming service at the end of the month, more than a year after we first learned that it was in the works. Now, Netflix has officially released a trailer for Gypsy, and it reveals Naomi Watts as a sexually frustrated therapist who gets herself and the people around her into a lot of trouble as she begins to cross lines. Check it out!
In case anybody thought that Naomi Watts (who is earning a pretty penny for the role) wouldn't be able to pull off a character who is as unsettling as she is alluring, the first 20 seconds should have settled the question. As Jean Halloway, Watts is a Manhattan therapist whose perfect life with her husband and daughter isn't quite as settled as it seems. She begins to develop illicit and ill-advised relationships with people in her patients' lives, about whom she has presumably heard a great deal of intimate details without their knowledge. Jean will quickly discover that she can't keep her professional work and her fantasy world separate when her secret desires begin to bleed through to her real life.
Billy Crudup of Spotlight co-stars with Watts as Michael Halloway, Jean's husband. The trailer indicates that Michael is well aware of his wife's tendency to get a little too invested in the lives of her patients, but he also seems to believe that she has moved past it. The glimpses of Jean hooking up with a number of people other than her husband prove that she's very much not past it, and Michael will clearly figure it out for himself as well. While Jean is really the creepy one in the first look, Michael is a closer runner-up, if only because nobody wants to be interrogated about their whereabouts while being spooned in bed. I half expected one of them to whip a knife out from under a pillow.
The main cast will be rounded out by Lucy Boynton as Allison and Karl Glusman as Sam, both of whom are patients of Jean's. Although the trailer obviously didn't paint the whole picture of what to expect when Gypsy premieres, we can bet that Allison and Sam will end up in the middle of something they weren't expecting when they started therapy. All things considered, Gypsy looks like it could be an awesomely creepy psychological thriller to keep us on the edge of our seats. Only time will tell.
You can catch all ten episodes of Gypsy when it debuts on Friday, June 30 at 12:01 a.m. PT on Netflix. Stay tuned to CinemaBlend for the latest in TV news, and don't forget to check out our summer TV premiere schedule to discover all your viewing options now and in the coming weeks. Be sure to drop by our rundowns for cable/streaming and broadcast TV renewals and cancellations as well. If streaming is more your style and you need some ideas of what to watch while we wait for Gypsy, our Netflix premiere schedule will help you out.
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