Why the Stars of The Watcher Admire Ryan Murphy’s Vision

“He called me and I never met him before,” Bobby revealed. “He said, ‘I don’t know about you, but when COVID hit, I just felt so powerless and I felt like unequipped to protect my family, and I’ve got the means to protect my family. But this thing that we can’t see was terrorizing pretty much the entire population.'”

Ryan used it as an analogy for the story of The Watcher, which centers around a dramatized version of the Broaddus family’s story. In 2014, the family was terrorized by a series of anonymous letters sent to their Westfield, N.J. home by somebody calling themselves The Watcher.

After hearing Ryan out, Bobby was hooked.

“I think Ryan has his finger on the pulse of something,” the 52-year-old actor said. “Clearly, he’s been doing it for such a long time and usually taps into the zeitgeist in a really interesting way. I’m always happy to be a part of sort of a creator’s vision like that.”

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