Television dramas have long used therapy sessions as a way for characters to discuss their complex inner lives -- think of Tony talking about his beloved ducks on The Sopranos -- but those long conversations usually only have a conversational intimacy. Things rarely get physical. Gypsy, an upcoming Netflix show starring Naomi Watts and Billy Crudup, appears to up the steaminess level by a lot. Think of it as In Treatment meets Fifty Shades.
There's a reason for that: the first two episodes of the series will be directed by Fifty Shades of Grey director Sam Taylor-Johnson, who also served as an executive producer on the show. The thriller, which was created by writer Lisa Rubin, finds Watts playing a successful Manhattan therapist who finds herself developing "illicit relationships" with people in her patients' lives. Uh-oh. That's no good.
The trailer itself has the thunderous music, gauzy photography, and shots of people disrobing that you'd expect from an old fashioned erotic thriller, but obviously a two-time Oscar nominee like Watts will bring some extra gravitas to the role. She was in Mulholland Drive! You'll find out just how bad a therapist she is when all 10 episodes of the show debut on Netflix on June 30.