“The worst lies are the ones we tell ourselves… ” is the tagline for “Gypsy” the new psychosexual thriller and mini-series starring Naomi Watts from Netflix.
“I find an identity crisis a fascinating subject,” Watts recently told EW, not unfamiliar to parts like these. “I grew up in a world where I was moving around a lot as a kid. When you physically move into a new environment, you have to reshape your identity in order to feel comfortable, so I think I understand that exploration of one’s identity. I always wanted, as a kid, to be someone else, anyone but myself… That’s a hard thing to admit to, but that’s how I grew up.”
And you’re going to see a lot of Watts, as she appears in Colin Trevorrow’s “The Book Of Henry,” “Twin Peaks,” and potential awards contender “The Glass Castle” alongside Brie Larson. Here’s the official synopsis about the series evidently about the “underexplored world of female desire.”
The series follows Jean Halloway (Naomi Watts), a Manhattan therapist with a seemingly picturesque life who begins to develop intimate and illicit relationships with the people in her patients’ lives. As the borders of Jean’s professional life and personal fantasies become blurred, she descends into a world where the forces of desire and reality are disastrously at odds.
In addition to Watts, Gypsy also stars Billy Crudup as Jean’s husband Michael Halloway, Sophie Cookson as Sydney, Lucy Boynton as Jean’s patient Allison, and Karl Glusman as Jean’s patient Sam.
Gypsy was written by Hollywood newcomer Lisa Rubin, and the series is directed by “Fifty Shades Of Grey” helmer Sam Taylor-Johnson as well as Victoria Mahoney and Coky Giedroyc. “Gypsy” hits Netflix on June 30th.