Television seems the place to be for Hollywood actors to sink their teeth into the most interesting roles these days, what with Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon appearing in huge hit Big Little Lies, Winona Ryder in Stranger Things and Kevin Spacey in House of Cards. Now, Naomi Watts is joining their ranks on the small screen, in upcoming psychological thriller series Gypsy.
On Thursday 11 May, Netflix unveiled the first teaser trailer and it certainly looks intriguing. The short clip sees Watts' Manhattan-based therapist Jean Halloway vow "always to provide a safe and trusting haven for [her] patients" and never to "violate [their] physical boundaries." While she may say that to the camera, though, her actions seem to reveal otherwise, as she embarks on a sexual relationship with Sophie Cookson's Sidney.
Created by Lisa Rubin, the premise teases how Jean "develops intimate and illicit relationships with the people in her patients' lives". So it sounds like Sidney won't be the only one that Watts' character gets close to either. Judging by the dark and somewhat creepy tone of the sneak peek too, it seems fair to assume that her affairs aren't going to result in happy endings for all involved.
Alien: Covenant actor Billy Crudup appears in the show as Jean's husband, Michael, while Lucy Boynton and Karl Glusman bring two more of her clients to life. It's being reported that some episodes across the first season were helmed by Fifty Shades of Grey director Sam Taylor-Johnson. (That will explain the steaminess then...).
Gypsy isn't the only TV outing Watts will be seen in over the coming months. She is set to appear in at least one episode of David Lynch's Twin Peaks reboot that will premiere in the US on 21 May and the UK the following day. Watts previously worked with Lynch on the critically-acclaimed drama Mulholland Drive.
All 10 episodes of Gypsy will be available to watch on Netflix on 30 June.