Naomi Watts will begin to develop dangerous and intimate relationships with the people in her patients’ lives in the upcoming psychological thriller series, ‘Gypsy.’ The two-time Academy Award nominee’s casting in the show has been announced by Netflix, which will stream the 10 one-hour episodes of the drama’s first season next year.

The new series is being presented by Universal Television, Working Title and creator-writer Lisa Rubin. ‘Gypsy’ will follow Watts’ character, Jean Holloway, a therapist who begins to develop connections with her patients’ friends and family members.

In addition to writing the drama, Rubin will also serve as an executive producer, along with Liza Chasin, Watts, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner and Andrew Stearn. ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ helmer Sam Taylor-Johnson will direct the first two episodes of the series.

Watts’ other current projects include the comedy-drama ‘Demolition’ with Jake Gyllenhaal. She can also be seen in The Weinstein Company’s comedy-drama, ‘About Ray,’ with Susan Sarandon and Elle Fanning, as well as Gus Van Sant’s drama ‘Sea of Trees’ with Matthew McConaughey, Colin Trevorrow’s drama ‘The Book of Henry’ and the psychological thriller ‘Shut In.’ Her other recent films include Noah Baumbach’s ‘While We’re Young‘ with Ben Stiller and Amanda Seyfried, and the two latest installments in the ‘Divergent’ franchise, which are based on the popular best-selling novels. She will next star in Destin Daniel Cretton’s drama ‘The Glass Castle’ with Oscar-winning actress, Brie Larson.

Naomi Watts Becoming a Gypsy in Netflix Psychological Thriller Series

Written by: Karen Benardello

By Karen Benardello

As a graduate of LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic, Karen Benardello serves as ShockYa's Senior Movies & Television Editor. Her duties include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, and scribing movie, television and music reviews and news articles. As a New York City-area based journalist, she's a member of the guilds, New York Film Critics Online and the Women Film Critics Circle.

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