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The Watcher isn’t over just yet! The dark Netflix series has been renewed for a second season, which means there’s a chance we’ll discover the identity (or identities!) behind the fictional Watcher even though the true story behind the show never gave us such closure.
It’s no secret the first season of The Watcher—created by Ryan Murphy, Ian Brennan, and Eric Newman—captivated viewers. Inspired by real-life events, the seven-episode installment also left us with a ton of questions. While we don’t have any information on what the second season will entail just yet, there are plenty of routes it can take.
As a refresher, season one ended with pretty much the entire cast watching a new family move into the New Jersey home at 657 Boulevard (which is actually played by a house in New York) after the realtor Karen (Jennifer Coolidge) abandoned the house following a horror-film-style night there. Dean (Bobby Cannavale) stands near the driveway. He introduces himself to the new owner as “John” and then drives away after seeing the owner remove a new Watcher letter from the mailbox. Right after, we see Nora (Naomi Watts) pull up behind him and look at the house before also driving away.
The second season could continue down the path of how the unknown identity of the harasser still consumes the Brannock family. Maybe they'll team up with the new owners to solve the case. Maybe we'll get more information about the John Graff character (played by Joe Mantello), who is actually based on real murderer John List. Or, perhaps, the story will center around the new family and the Brannocks will have somehow found peace. In any case, we must wait to find out! But in the meantime, you can dig into what really happened at 657 Boulevard through two episodes of our haunted house podcast Dark House.
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