EW.com has shared the first promotion images from Netflix's new limited thriller series The Woman In The House Across The Street From The Girl In The Window, and includes this great photo of Tom as Neil. An interview with series star Kristen Bell reveals more about the series premise. Read the interview in full on EW.com. The series begins on 28th January 2022 on Netflix.
Consisting of eight half-hour episodes, the limited series (launching Jan. 28) is an easily bingable, darkly comedic, wine-filled thriller satire starring Bell as Anna, a heartbroken woman who likes to watch her neighbors and drinks too much. Things take a turn when a hot widower, Neil (Tom Riley), and his daughter (Samsara Yett) move in across the street and Anna witnesses a murder in their home…or does she? Mindhunter's Cameron Britton, Michael Ealy, Mary Holland, Shelley Hennig, Christina Anthony, and Benjamin Levy Aguilar also costar opposite Bell.
"It was like nothing I'd ever heard before, and it made me laugh," Bell (also an executive producer) says of the Woman in the House pitch, which outlined a shocking moment involving her character's daughter that is sure to have jaws dropping. "It was so outside the box and absurd that I knew I had to be involved." All this might sound like a spoof of another Netflix property, the Amy Adams psychothriller The Woman in the Window, but the creators insist the series is more of a loving play on the genre. "I don't think we are making fun of any of these books, or the movie version of these books," says Ramras. "We are having fun with the genre, as opposed to making fun of the genre."
Striking that balance was imperative to the team, all true fans of Woman in the… stories. "We were constantly tinkering with it," says Dorf. "And we think we found a good tone that is not very common." As the series' star, Bell especially had to walk that tonal tight rope. "This one was particularly challenging because it was, 'Do I make a joke about this? Or do I play it completely straight, and risk missing the joke?' Rachel kept me on track. And she basically said, 'Try to do everything as sincere as possible, but make sure you're laughing on the inside.'" The end result captures "the best bad acting I've ever wanted to accomplish in my career," says Bell. "It was quite fun."