Will we see 657 Boulevard in Westfield again? Continue reading to learn more about The Watcher Season 2.
The Watcher is a true American crime television mini-series created by Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan. The series follows the true story of a married couple who, after moving into their dream home in Westfield, New Jersey. As 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. It premiered on October 13, 2022, and has been turned into an exciting horror drama, a true crime mini-series to watch this month.
Moreover, all the episodes of the show are now available to stream on Netflix, with the series concluding its 7-episode story arc yesterday. Since then, many viewers have been wondering whether the show will be renewed or canceled for future seasons.
If you’re wondering the same, then you’ve come to the right place. Want to know about any new information for the possible renewal of the series? Look no further, as we’ve compiled a quick summary of everything you need to know about the status of the series. So far, here’s all we know about The Watcher Season 2.
The Watcher: Is the show based on a true story?
The Watcher is based on the true story published in the 2018 New York Magazine article “The Haunting of a Dream House,” by Reeves Wiedeman. The article details how Maria and Derek Broaddus purchased their dream home in June 2014, not far from where Maria grew up. Shortly after closing, the Broadduses began receiving anonymous letters from the Watcher.
The first letter was friendly and welcomed them to the neighborhood. But subsequent letters were increasingly hostile and focused on the family’s three young children. The Broaddus family, feeling unsafe, employed the help of local law enforcement to find out who was sending the threatening letters.
Is The Watcher renewed for Season 2?
The series premiered all the episodes on Thursday, October 13, 2022, at approximately 12:00 a.m. (PT) or 3 a.m. (ET) on Netflix. The first thought that comes to mind for viewers is that many major TV networks or streaming platforms are attempting to expand the series as a franchise. Moreover, many series are created with new themes for the digital streaming platform, with two or more seasons already approved by the network.
So it is a valid question for viewers to assume if this series will continue or not. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for The Watcher, which was adapted as a limited series of American crime dramas based on a 2018 article for New York‘s “The Cut” by author Reeves Wiedeman.
This series has likely completed the overall plot with all the episodes from the first season, which they were aiming for from the start. As a result, it is evident that the series will not be renewed for a second season as the tale of the show is restricted to the events of the article and cannot be expanded into something fictitious that does not adhere to the exact idea of the source material.
The series has already covered the major plotlines for the theme, and all episodes have covered the majority of them by the end, leaving no major scope to be expanded further by the contents of the article. Hence, it seems unlikely that the series has much left to offer for more episodes if the story is just restricted to the married couple and the Watcher. In conclusion, the finale episode seems like the perfect way to reach a satisfactory conclusion to the storyline, which the viewers have been watching for hours.
The Watcher Season 2 Potential Plot
Spoiler Alert: Because the case is still unresolved, there is a possibility that The Watcher Season 2 will take place by focusing on a lot of things that happened during that time and new theories that have evolved afterward. Despite the fact that the genuine narrative of The Watcher took place over a very short period of time, the creators may go into the events that occurred following the series since numerous developments in the case have transpired.
According to Deadline, that original 2018 article was part of the “rights package” Netflix secured to make The Watcher. However, there have been developments since then. This October, New York Magazine published via The Cut an update to the story, describing new efforts to make sense of the mystery.
According to the outlet, these efforts have ranged from a voluntary neighborhood-wide DNA swab to the Broadduses’ pursuit of private forensic genealogy to crack the case. The Cut also describes a recent theory about a local retired teacher who reportedly spoke about sending letters to a Westfield home, which is briefly explored on the show.
The Watcher Season 2 Cast and Crew
If Season 2 is greenlit, the main cast will almost certainly include some familiar faces from Season 1: Naomi Watts as Nora Brannock, Bobby Cannavale as Dean Brannock, Mia Farrow as Pearl Winslow, Noma Dumezweni as Theodora Birch, Joe Mantello as William “Bill” Webster / John Graff, Richard Kind as Mitch, Terry Kinney as Jasper Winslow, Henry Hunter Hall as Dakota, Isabel Gravitt as Ellie Brannock, Luke David Blumm as Carter Brannock, Margo Martindale as Maureen/Mo, and Jennifer Coolidge as Karen Calhoun. Executive producing with Murphy and Brennan are Eric Newman, Bryan Unkeless, as well as Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman.
The Watcher Episode Guide
All the episodes of The Watcher are now available to stream on Netflix. In order to get a glimpse of the story. We have listed down the episode order and schedule for the viewers to get an idea of the series and how to follow up with the storyline.
Here’s the complete episode guide for you if you still plan to stream or if you haven’t watched the series yet.
Episode 1: Welcome, Friends: Soon after the Brannock family moves into their dream home, they receive a threatening letter from a mysterious sender – and suffer an unexpected loss.
Episode 2: Blood Sacrifice: After hiring a private detective, Dean speaks with a former homeowner who’s still shaken by what he endured. Nora and the kids move into a motel.
Episode 3: Götterdämmerung: The pool of suspects shrinks in the wake of a neighborhood tragedy. Karen offers Nora a way out. A strange visitor tells Dean about the Fourth Turning.
Episode 4: Someone to Watch Over Me: As Dean digs deeper into the house’s history, Theodora discovers Dakota’s disturbing screen name – and Ellie’s secret relationship comes to light.
Episode 5: Occam’s Razor: Nora thinks Dean wrote the letters to scare her into selling, but a DNA test yields surprising results. Contractors uncover something in the basement.
Episode 6: The Gloaming: Dean and Nora find a hidden room where someone’s been living. Theodora shares intriguing intel about Roger Kaplan. The family makes a fateful decision.
Episode 7: Haunting: Nora urges Dean to move on, but the past continues to haunt him. A shocking confession doesn’t add up. Back at the house, keen eyes continue to watch.
The Watcher Official Trailer
In the trailer for The Watcher, as emphasized by Netflix, the Brannock family excitedly moves into their dream home in a seemingly quiet, safe, Stepford-like suburban neighborhood. But that’s not quite the case here: They begin to receive ominous letters from a person calling themselves “the Watcher,” who claims to be keeping a close eye on both the house and its new inhabitants.
Set to a haunting rendition of Olivia Newton-John’s “Hopelessly Devoted to You,” sinister secrets from the neighborhood quickly come spilling out, and the Brannocks are constantly looking over their shoulders (often with bats in hand), waiting for “the watcher” to strike. Take a look at the trailer below:
Catch up on all the episodes of The Watcher on Netflix, and let us know what your thoughts are on this series.