Dahmer Creator Launches New Crime Series: What The Watcher Is Like

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Dahmer Creator Launches New Crime Series: What The Watcher Is Like

The new Netflix series starring Naomi Watts premiered yesterday and promises to live up to Dahmer, the platform’s successful strip. The Watcher joins the premieres of the Halloween season.

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The success of Dahmer now it is powered by The Watcher, the new series by Ian Brennan and Ryan Murphy. In the framework of the month of Halloween, a new success arrives on Netflix that explores the macabre mind of a stalker from New Jersey.

After consecrating the history of Jeffrey Dahmer As the second most watched series on the platform, Brennan goes further and introduces this spooky new miniseries.

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The series stars Bobby Cannavale, Naomi Watts, H. Hunter Hall, Margo Martindale, Richard Kind, Noma Dumezweni y Mia Farrow.

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The Watcher” follows the true story of a married couple who move into their dream home in suburban New Jersey. However, they will soon be harassed by letters signed by The Watcher (the one who watches) where he spoke to them in a somewhat threatening way.

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When it comes to people’s houses, real estate, the place you own and live in, you get weird.”, said its creator at the series premiere.

Neighborhood disputes are always the worst possible disputes you could have. You don’t know what version of the person you’re going to have. There is something in a home that brings out the most sensitive parts. It’s pretty deep.”.

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The series is based on an article by New York Magazine published in 2018.

Fanaticism for Jeff

Viewers’ obsession with serial killer shows is not new. Over the years, solved or unsolved crimes have become very popular content on streaming platforms.

It’s no surprise that Dahmer’s series is a hit on Netflix. Jeffrey murdered seventeen young men and boys between 1978 and 1991. Many of the murders involved cannibalism, necrophilia, and the preservation of body parts, making it one of the most shocking cases in America.

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At the launch of his new series, Brennan confessed that he is blown away by the success of the show. But he claims that he’s not sure why people are obsessed with him.

It’s interesting when horrible stories like that resonate with people. I think it’s a way for people to get closer to the scary things about themselves, to see (be) portrayed on screen.”.

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In this context, Brennan affirms that they sought to give the character a human aspect, in addition to his monstrous profile. Thus, she does not consider that they sympathize with him, but that they wanted to reflect the two sides of the same coin.

I think we show a human being. He’s monstrously human and he’s monstrously monstrous and that’s what we wanted to unpack.“, said. And he added: “We try to show a portrait as objective as possible. we did our homework”.

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