Netflix’s Gypsy now has a full-length trailer. The series stars two-time Oscar-nominee Naomi Watts as Jean Holloway, a therapist who blurs the ethical boundaries between her professional work and personal life. Also appearing are Billy Crudup (Spotlight, Alien: Covenant), who plays her concerned husband, as well as Sophie Cookson (Kingsman: The Secret Service), Lucy Boynton (Sing Street), and Brenda Vaccaro (Midnight Cowboy). Write/creator Lisa Rubin serves as showrunner.
Netflix first released a Gypsy teaser trailer last month, featuring Watts as she promises to create a safe and trusting haven for her patients, remain objective in her relationships, not violate the physical boundaries of her patients, and to always do no harm… then proceeds to break each one of her stated vows.
The full trailer, which you can watch above, plays up that paradoxical framework. It shows Jean as a family woman: a devoted wife, a caring mother. But as her colleague explains that their job is only to “listen,” then go home to their own lives, it becomes exceedingly clear that Jean can’t untangle herself from her patients’ worlds. It’s also evident that she has a history of becoming “emotionally involved,” as her husband seems very aware that she’s been lying about her whereabouts, and presses her to “control her impulses” and stop manipulating her clients. “I guess I feel like I’ve been living my life as two people,” Watts narrates in a voiceover. “I don’t know who’s in control anymore.”
Gypsy boasts a sexier, more sensual feel than Netflix’s usual fare, no doubt in part to executive-producer and contributing director Sam Taylor-Johnson, who also helmed the first Fifty Shades of Grey film. (Victoria Mahoney and Coky Giedroyc also took turns in the director’s chair on the series.) The show’s trailers are also promising suspense for those viewers looking to dig into something beyond a provocative storyline, offering questions about Jean’s past as well as her motivations and intent.
The show’s racy premise could initially categorize it as a guilty pleasure binge, but it has mysterious intrigue too, so it will be interesting to see how Gypsy is received. It certainly falls in line with the HBO hit Big Little Lies, which similarly explores how illicit desires and dark secrets dishevel seemingly perfect lives, though Gypsy seems to have certainly upped the sex appeal. It’s only a few short weeks until the series makes its debut, so it won’t be long until viewers can draw their own conclusions.
Gypsy premieres on Friday, June 30 on Netflix.