Netflix‘s hugely-anticipated mystery-thriller The Watcher has *finally* arrived and, yep, it’s seriously creepy. Based on a true story, the show has already jumped right to the top of viewers’ watchlists, with fans becoming thoroughly invested in the real events.
To recap, The Watcher focuses on the Brannock family, who move into a new dream house only to be disturbed by ominous letters from an anonymous stalker.
But will there be a season two? Here’s everything we know about a second instalment of The Watcher…
Has The Watcher season 2 been confirmed?
Unfortunately, Netflix hasn’t confirmed a season two for The Watcher just yet.
Of course, being based on a true story, any second series for The Watcher would depend on whether there’s more of the real tale to tell. The original story was first published in a 2018 article on The Cut, which has recently been updated with a four-year follow-up.
Still, despite multiple investigations by the police and private detectives, The Watcher has never been identified. That means that any potential developments in the eerie case could lead to a new plot for any further instalments.
Who might star in The Watcher season 2?
If we get more of The Watcher, we’d expect to see leads Bobby Cannavale and Naomi Watts returning as Dean and Nora Brannock.
There’s also the iconic Jennifer Coolidge, who plays realtor Karen Calhoun. The last we see of Karen in the series finale, she’s running away from 657 Boulevard screaming after encountering The Watcher. So, would she come back for a season two? Here’s hoping.
One cast member will sadly not be returning, and that’s Noma Dumezweni who stars as private investigator Theodora Birch. S1 sadly saw Theodora die after battling liver cancer throughout the series, so we’d only expect to see her back in flashback form.
What could happen in The Watcher season 2?
Again, any potential plot for The Watcher S2 would depend upon developments in the real case.
As it stands, the real Watcher has never been caught. The real-life Broaddus family (who inspired the Brannocks) sold the house in 2019, five years after they originally bought it, and a new family moved in. The Broadduses gave the new owners a picture of the letter they received from The Watcher so they could identify their handwriting should they receive a letter. So far the family hasn’t.
When might The Watcher season 2 be released?
We’ll need to wait for a season two confirmation before hearing about a release date. But it’s likely there wouldn’t be anything until at least the end of 2023 or later, if at all.
The Watcher is streaming now on Netflix.