Netflix has just announced that Kristen Bell will executive produce and star in a limited series called “The Woman in the House.” According to Deadline, the eight-episode series from Gloria Sanchez Productions is a comedic take on thrillers like “The Woman in the Window” and “The Girl on the Train.”
The series will focus on a heartbroken woman named Anna, played by Bell. Anna often sits and looks out her window but everything changes when she thinks she has witnessed the murder of her handsome neighbor that lives across the street.
The official description for The Woman in the House reads: “For heartbroken Anna, every day is the same. She sits with her wine, staring out the window, watching life go by without her. But when a handsome neighbor moves in across the street, Anna starts to see a light at the end of the tunnel. That is until she witnesses a gruesome murder… Or did she?”
Bell shared a photo on Twitter Tuesday sitting on a staircase surrounded by books. “Some light character research for my new Netflix series The Woman in the House, coming soon. @netflix @NetflixIsAJoke,” she wrote. Fans were excited to see Bell back on their screens. One wrote, “Always room in my heart for more magical @KristenBell characters. From VMars to Eleanor, they all mean so much to me! Can’t wait!” Another fan tweeted, “I will Watch ANYTHING kristen Bell I’ve already watched the good place about a billion times over I really wish there was more than four seasons I cried like a baby what Eleanor went off into nothing I’m halfway through Veronica Mars as we speak and That’s a classic.”
“The Woman in the House” marks Bell’s first live-action TV role since her NBC comedy “The Good Place.” The series came to an end in January 2020 after a four-season run and now streams on Netflix. In June, the actress stepped down from her role in Apple’s animated series Central Park, where she voiced a biracial character. Bell said she believed an actress of color should play the part.
The Woman in the House comes from creators Rachel Ramras, Hugh Davidson, and Larry Dorf. Ramras, Davidson, and Dorf will serve as show-runners on the limited series. Additional executive producers include Bell, Will Ferrell, Jessica Elbaum, and Brittney Segal for Gloria Sanchez Productions. “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Sharp Objects” vet Marti Noxon is a creative consultant.