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The Watcher news story is becoming a thriller series at NBC

09.04.2015by: Cody Hamman

Back in June, the news story of a New Jersey family being tormented by letters sent to their home from a stalker who called themselves The Watcher and demanded the "young blood" of the children captured the attention of people around the world. Production companies sprung into action, everyone seeking to be the first to bring The Watcher to the screen.

A project inspired by the story has now found a home at NBC. This take on THE WATCHER is being written and developed at Universal TV by former HOMELAND executive producer Alexander Cary (pictured above) and has the following description:

The Watcher is a psychological thriller based on real events surrounding a young couple and their two children who move into their dream home in a small town, only to be terrorized by anonymous letters and sinister threats, and trapped in the web of a dangerous mystery.

Cary will executive produce THE WATCHER with Aaron Kaplan of Kapital Entertainment.

I was thinking The Watcher would work as a movie, but I was thinking small. It could be interesting to watch Cary's version of the mystery play out over multiple episodes. The real Watcher claimed he was just the latest in a line of Watchers going back to the 1920s, so there could be decades worth of stuff for the characters to dig into.

Extra Tidbit: What do you think about The Watcher becoming a TV show?
Source: Deadline

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