Naomi Watts has been dipping her toes in different waters lately, going blockbuster with “Allegiant” and indie with fare like “The Sea Of Trees.” Now she’s going to give a Netflix series a try.
The actress will star in “Fifty Shades Of Grey” director Sam Taylor-Johnson‘s previously announced Netflix series “Gypsy.” Lisa Rubin will pen the show that centers on Jean Holloway (Watts), a therapist who begins to develop dangerous and intimate relationships with the people in her patients’ lives. Doesn’t sound like she’s following the ethics of her trade…
The ten-episode series will debut on Netflix in 2017. Press release below.
Beverly Hills, Calif., April 18, 2016 — Netflix, the world’s leading Internet TV network, announced today that two-time Academy Award nominee Naomi Watts will star in the 10-episode season of the one-hour psychological thriller Gypsy, a new series from Universal Television, Working Title and writer Lisa Rubin.
Watts will star as Jean Holloway – a therapist who begins to develop dangerous and intimate relationships with the people in her patients’ lives.
Liza Chasin and Lisa Rubin will serve as executive producers, with Rubin also serving as writer. Sam Taylor-Johnson (Fifty Shades of Grey) is directing the first two episodes of the series. Rubin’s additional upcoming projects include adapting best-selling novel I Was Here by Gayle Forman for New Line and adapting the novel Food Whore for DreamWorks. Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Andrew Stearn and Naomi Watts will serve as executive producers. The series is set to premiere in 2017.
Naomi Watts is currently starring in Demolition with Jake Gyllenhaal. She has also shot The Weinstein Company’s About Ray with Susan Sarandon and Elle Fanning, Gus Van Sant’s Sea of Trees with Matthew McConaughey, Colin Trevorrow’s The Book of Henry and the psychological thriller Shut In. Her other recent films include Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu’s Academy Award winning film Birdman with Michael Keaton, Noah Baumbach’s While We’re Young with Ben Stiller and Amanda Seyfried and two of the installments in the Divergent franchise based on the popular best-selling novels. Watts is known for her critically acclaimed performances in Iñarritu’s 21 Grams with Sean Penn and in Juan Antonio Bayona’s The Impossible. She will next star in Destin Daniel Cretton’s The Glass Castle with Brie Larson.