Naomi Watts is a deeply troubled therapist in Gypsy, the Netflix series set to drop later this month.
The two-time Oscar nominee plays Jean, a successful Manhattan therapist who is unable to control her impulses, leading her to manipulating her clients in order to develop intimate relationships with them. It’s a dangerous game, and her two lives soon begin colliding.
Billy Crudup plays Michael Halloway, Jean’s husband, and Lucy Boynton and Karl Glusman play two of her patients. Written by Hollywood newcomer Lisa Rubin, Gypsy has been brought to life by a directing team that includes Sam Taylor-Johnson (Fifty Shades Of Grey), Victoria Mahoney (Power) and Coky Giedroyc (Penny Dreadful).
While this type of narrative seems perhaps a little too familiar, it looks to be offering Watts a layered-looking role to show off her chops. Crudup is usually good value, too. We’ll see.
All ten episodes of the psychological thriller drama will hit Netflix on June 30.
Synopsis for Gypsy:
The ten-part psychological thriller Jean Halloway (Naomi Watts), a Manhattan therapist with a seemingly picturesque life who begins to develop intimate and illicit relationships with the people in her patients’ lives. As the borders of Jean’s professional life and personal fantasies become blurred, she descends into a world where the forces of desire and reality are disastrously at odds.