It is currently #1 on Netflix in the US as of today, observer It tells the true story of Nora and Dean Bannock, who move into their dream home in New Jersey. However, they are soon harassed by letters signed by a stalker named “The Watcher”.
Created by Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan, the series is based on Cut the material “the observer” Written by Reeves Weidman from 2018. observer It marks the second article from The Cut that has been made into a Netflix show this year – the first being the Shonda Rhimes series it has produced. Anna’s creation.
In the first five days of streaming on Netflix, observer she has It said Watched 125 million watched hours. in comparison, Dahmer It received 196.2 million hours of viewership in its first five days.
Already, the show has proven to be a huge asset to Netflix, a streaming device resist earlier this year when it comes to growing and retaining its subscribers, and it proves that all the money that Netflix reportedly paid for the rights to the story was worth it.
In 2018, Netflix won a bidding war over rights observer And at the time, it was scheduled to be a movie. According to the deadlineNetflix apparently paid “seven figures” for the “rights bundle,” which included the original article Cut and the “rights of trapped homeowners who lived through this nightmare for four years.”
At the time, a number of prominent film and television producers wanted the rights, with one horror producer reportedly offering to buy the house at 657 Boulevard in hopes of using it as a set, according to the cut.
Now, while the exact amount given by Broadduses is not public knowledge, a neighbor Claims They heard that the family “earned nearly $10 million”. But in fact, it seems that the amount they received did not cover the losses they incurred in the now famous house.
In 2019, nearly five years after the Broaddus family paid more than $1.35 million for the home, they put it back on the market and sold it for $959,000. shearing Estimates They lost $400,000, even before factoring in the agents’ deduction, “$100,000 in property taxes,” utility bills and more.
Now, similar to other true crime TV themes, Broaddus Family Originally They had “little interest” in selling the rights to their story. However, after chest for life observer In 2016, without consulting the family and with a lot of changes made to the story, the family decided that engagement this time around was the right call.
By selling the rights to their story to Netflix, Broadduses gained some control when it came to creating the series, which is when they requested two changes when it was adapted for television.
according to the cutThe family’s first request was that the show – or the movie at the time – not use their real names, which is why the characters Naomi Watts and Bobby Cannavale are named after Nora and Dean Branock, rather than Maria and Derek Broadus.
The next order also included the depiction of their family on screen. They asked the producers to make sure that the family in the series looked as small as their family in real life as possible. In the show, Nora and Dean have two children, while in real life, the Broadus family has three.
While these were apparently the only tangible requests the family had when it came to it observer The show clearly overstates the other details. However, the book did not include real text From letters received by the Broaddus family.
Now, the next inescapable question is: Did he watch The Brodose observer? The answer is It said I have no plans to watch the show, adding that the trailer was “shocking enough”.
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