The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window (formerly named The Woman in the House) is a Rachel Ramras, Hugh Davidson, and Larry Dorf-created American dark comedy thriller streaming television miniseries. The sitcom stars Kristen Bell, Michael Ealy, Tom Riley, Mary Holland, Cameron Britton, and Samsara Yett and is primarily a satire of mystery psychological thriller films.
If you like cozy mysteries with keen satire, check out “The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window” on Netflix. The series is clearly a play on popular mystery titles such as “The Girl on the Train” and “The Woman in the Window,” a reference made extra clearer by the fact that the main character is frequently seen reading books with titles such as “The Woman Across the Lake” and “The Girl on the Cruise.” “The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window” follows Anna, who channels a bereaved Veronica Mars as she investigates a rumored murder in the house across the street
The series premiered on Netflix on January 28, 2022. Critics gave it mixed reviews, but Bell’s performance was acclaimed.
So, what happens next in the series? Here’s what you should know.
Will there be a season 2 of The Woman in the House?
There are no plans for a second season of The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window at this time.
However, while the series is partially tied in a bow to conclude after season one, Netflix hasn’t labeled it as a limited series, which usually signals that there are plans for further episodes if the first batch is well received.
Who will be in the cast of The Woman in the House?
If there is a season two of The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window, Kristen Bell would most likely reprise her role as Anna, the leading lady from the first season.
Apart from these three and possibly local handyman/reformed killer Buell (played by Cameron Britton from The Umbrella Academy), it’s unlikely that any of the other characters will return.
That’s understandable given that they’re, you know… dead.
Glenn Close, who was revealed in the dying seconds of the finale in an undisclosed role, was touted as a possible season two inclusion.
Jim Rash, a Community star, also appeared as a flight attendant who may or may not be assisting in the cover-up of a crime…
Season 2 of The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window: What would the plot be like?
If season two is greenlit, the core mystery will almost certainly revolve around Glenn Close’s character, who appeared to be dead in the plane’s lavatory at the end of season one.
The mystery woman seated next to Anna on the plane appeared a little shady and stated that she was flying to New York on business.
However, after discovering the body and informing the flight attendant, Anna was informed that there was no one sitting next to her on the plane.
Anna thinks she’s made it up until she notices the woman’s gold vanity mirror hidden between the seat cushions.
Knowing she’s correct, she appears to be off on another murder mystery.
What did Anna see in her window?
Anna’s (Kristen Bell) impression of what she saw through the window of Neil’s (Tom Riley) residence in Episode 2 is brought into doubt throughout the series. Anna is certain she sees Lisa (Shelley Hennig) bleeding from a terrible neck wound, prompting her to phone 911, but there is no indication of an attack or murder by the time the cops arrive. Because “Lisa” keeps communicating with Neil and others throughout the series (presumably while working as a flight attendant), everyone feels she’s fine and Anna made the whole thing up.
However, the truth is finally revealed in the conclusion. Anna did, in fact, witness what she thought she saw. Lisa was stabbed in the neck and killed. When the cops come, the murderer (more on that later) has already cleaned up the crime scene, and Lisa has conveniently “gone for the airport,” so no one has any cause to believe anything is wrong. Even though Anna questions herself at several points throughout the series, she is always correct about Lisa.
What can we expect from Season 2?
While “The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window” is billed as a limited series by Netflix, many other shows on the streaming service have secured a second season after garnering a large enough audience. Aside from that, the series establishes the prospect of another mystery for Anna to solve, as the conclusion allows Anna to investigate the disappearance of the woman in seat 2A during her journey to New York.
Casting an acclaimed actress such as Glenn Close as the murder victim suggests a delicious past and plenty of mystery. In addition, the New York setting would allow Anna to flex her investigative abilities in a completely new atmosphere. Sloane’s presence in New York, as well as Douglas’ re-casting as Anna’s husband and the father of her new daughter, would imply that we’d see some familiar faces with a mostly new ensemble.
What is the foundation of it?
At first sight, the title appears to be a nod to a number of recent psychological thrillers, including “The Woman in the Window” by A. J. Finn (which also got the Netflix treatment in a 2021 film starring Amy Adams) and “The Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins (a movie adaptation starring Emily Blunt was released in 2016).
“It’s based on all of these psychological novels written for and by women,” Bell explained to TODAY. “It’s always the same formula.” She consumes far too much alcohol. She could be combining it with tablets. She believes she witnesses a murder. Nobody thinks she’s true. There’s so much formula in it that we believed it was past time for someone to make fun of it.”
“So, we’re hoping that the title will tip you off to the fact that we’re poking fun of the genre the entire time,” she continued.
However, critics are unimpressed.
“Compared to the zany ‘Woman in the Window’ or ‘Girl on the Train,’ both flicks that in many ways may be interpreted as their own parodies,’ this program is simply kind of bland,” Variety’s Daniel D’Addario says. “The greatest trick ‘The Woman in the House…’ pulls may be demonstrating how brilliant the movies it’s ridiculing really are.”
“You don’t have to be a 2010s thriller aficionado to recognize the quietly lampooned tropes that lay beneath,” writes Chitra Ramaswamy for The Guardian. “The woman on the brink who appears to have never been within 10 feet of any actual edge, the sensual suspenseful vibes, and the hot guy who may or may not be a killer. The only thing spoofy about this ‘darkly funny,’ ‘designed to be binged’ limited series is its title.”
“The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window” hasn’t been universally criticized.
“When you’re parodying a particular movie or series genre, especially if you’re doing it over a series-length timeframe, you need to not only have your actors playthings as straight as possible, but you also need to not burn yourself out on the humorous portions too early,” Decider’s Joel Keller writes. “With ‘The Girl In The Window…,’ the show’s makers and writers have managed to hit the appropriate notes in parodying the psychological thriller genre while ensuring that the thriller itself isn’t foolish.”
Is there a trailer for Season 2 of The Woman in the House?
Unfortunately for fans of the show, there has been no announcement of the renewal, so we are still a long way from seeing a trailer for it.
However, keep checking back here because we will update this with whatever we learn as soon as we learn it.
Let’s watch the season 1 trailer below,
Netflix is currently streaming The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window.
Where can I see it?
The show debuted exclusively on Netflix, with all eight episodes now available on the service.