Entertainment18 April 2016
Beverly Hills, Calif., April 18, 2016 — Netflix, the world’s leading Internet TV network, announced today that two-time Academy Award nominee Naomi Watts will star in the 10-episode season of the one-hour psychological thriller Gypsy, a new series from Universal Television, Working Title and writer Lisa Rubin.
Watts will star as Jean Holloway – a therapist who begins to develop dangerous and intimate relationships with the people in her patients' lives.
Liza Chasin and Lisa Rubin will serve as executive producers, with Rubin also serving as writer. Sam Taylor-Johnson (Fifty Shades of Grey) is directing the first two episodes of the series. Rubin’s additional upcoming projects include adapting best-selling novel I Was Here by Gayle Forman for New Line and adapting the novel Food Whore for DreamWorks. Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Andrew Stearn and Naomi Watts will serve as executive producers. The series is set to premiere in 2017.
Naomi Watts is currently starring in Demolition with Jake Gyllenhaal. She has also shot The Weinstein Company’s About Ray with Susan Sarandon and Elle Fanning, Gus Van Sant's Sea of Trees with Matthew McConaughey, Colin Trevorrow’s The Book of Henry and the psychological thriller Shut In. Her other recent films include Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu's Academy Award winning film Birdman with Michael Keaton, Noah Baumbach’s While We're Young with Ben Stiller and Amanda Seyfried and two of the installments in the Divergent franchise based on the popular best-selling novels. Watts is known for her critically acclaimed performances in Iñarritu's 21 Grams with Sean Penn and in Juan Antonio Bayona’s The Impossible. She will next star in Destin Daniel Cretton's The Glass Castle with Brie Larson.
Netflix is the world’’s leading Internet television network with over 75 million members in over 190 countries enjoying more than 125 million hours of TV shows and movies per day, including original series, documentaries and feature films. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on nearly any Internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.
About Universal Television
Universal Television is one of the largest and most successful television production companies in the United States. The studio currently produces more than 20 primetime series as well as late night and reality programs for a variety of network, cable, and digital platforms. Acclaimed series produced by Universal Television include Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Mindy Project, Master of None, Bates Motel, Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D. and Chicago Med., among numerous others, and all of NBC's successful late night programs. Universal Television is a division of NBCUniversal, which develops, produces and markets the best entertainment, news and information to a global audience.
About Working Title TV
Working Title TV is the television division of Working Title Films and a joint-venture with NBC
Universal International Studios. With more than 60 Academy Award nominations and more than 5 billion dollars in global box office, the company is one of the most prolific and successful production companies in the industry. On the big screen, Working Title recently released the critically praised and Oscar-winning film The Danish Girl, starring Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander.
With offices in Los Angeles and London, Working Title TV has enjoyed great success with programming on HBO, NBC, PBS and on the BBC and Sky Television in the UK. The company’s recent projects include: London Spy starring Ben Whishaw for BBC America and You, Me and the Apocalypse starring Rob Lowe and Diana Rigg for NBC.
The company also produced the hit NBC comedy About a Boy, based on the Working Title film of the same name, and enjoyed critical and popular success with the adaptation of Sebastian Faulk’s novel Birdsong, which starred Eddie Redmayne and aired on PBS in 2013. Working Title TV is overseen in the US by Working Title TV president Andrew Stearn and Working Title president Liza Chasin.
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