Netflix has lured another A-list movie star to the small screen.
Naomi Watts has signed on to headline Gypsy, a 10-episode psychological thriller that, save for the title, shares absolutely nothing in common with the iconic musical. The two-time Oscar-nominated actress will play Jean Holloway, a therapist who begins to develop dangerous and intimate relationships with the people in her patients’ lives.
Fifty Shades of Grey helmer Sam Taylor-Johnson is directing the first two episodes. Liza Chasin, Lisa Rubin, Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner are among the project’s executive producers, with newcomer Rubin also penning the script.
This marks Watts’ first major TV gig in the States since her starring role in NBC’s short-lived, late-90s sci-fi drama Sleepwalkers. She recently booked a mystery role in Showtime’s forthcoming Twin Peaks revival.
Gypsy is slated to premiere in 2017.