Freeform has a habit of creating attractive and immersive programming for younger and older audiences alike — yes, we’re looking at The Fosters — and it seems that they’re about to do it again with their upcoming mystery thriller series, The Watchful Eye.
The Watchful Eye follows Elena Santos (Mariel Molino), a young woman with an arguably complicated past shrouded in mystery as she manoeuvres her way into becoming a live-in nanny for an affluent family in Manhattan.
What is The Watchful Eye about?
The Watchful Eye follows the live of Elena Santos as she manoeuvres her way into becoming a live-in nanny for an affluent family in Manhattan. What she quickly realises, however, is that everything is not as it seems and that everybody in The Greybourne (the apartment complex) has secrets of their own that they would do anything to protect.
What they do not know, however, is that Elena has some secrets of her own that she is equally eager to protect from becoming public knowledge.
Who stars in The Watchful Eye?
The Watchful Eye is developed by Ryan Seacrest Productions, and stars Mariel Molino as the series protagonist. Molino is joined by Warren Christie, Amy Acker, Jon Ecker, Aliyah Royale, Lex Lumpkin, Henry Joseph Samiri and Kelly Bishop.
Julie Durk (known for her work on Grace and Frankie), is creating the show, whilst Emily Fox serves as showrunner and executive producer. Ryan Seacrest, Nina Wass, Andrea Shay and Jeffrey Reiner serve as executive producers.
In an interview with Deadline, Fox said that “we are so excited to be working with our partners at Freeform and ABC Signature on The Watchful Eye, an updated twist on a classic Hitchcockian thriller featuring an empowered female lead who’s got an ax to grind.”
The series is set to air with a double premiere on January 30, 2023 at 9PM, before moving to its regular allotted 10PM slot. Freeform shared a teaser for the series, which can be found below.
Don’t forget to keep up with everything we know about the show over at The Watchful Eye Wiki — and don’t forget, there’s ‘more than meets the lie’.