Ryan Murphy is currently one of the biggest names in television, and thanks to a recent multi-million dollar deal with Netflix, he's been cranking out shows like toys on a conveyor belt. Now, we have his latest, The Watcher, a true-crime miniseries which follows a family who receive threatening letters after moving into a lavish suburban home in New Jersey.
For those who have been longtime fans of Murphy, it's evident that he's never exactly been a man of subtlety. From his hit musical comedy Glee, where high schoolers threw slushees in each others' faces, to his biographical drama series Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story, which explores the horrors of one of America's most twisted killers, Murphy has always leaned into the theatrical and excessive.
Yet, The Watcher differs from what we've come to expect from the mind behind Scream Queens. In a surprising turn (based on the first episode, at least), this miniseries is more of an exercise in the slow burn, where Murphy and his co-creator, Ian Brennan, choose to build the fear, rather than throw it in our faces. And with strong performances, plenty of mystery and a creepy real-life story as its inspiration, The Watcher is sure to be another major hit for Murphy.