Naomi Watts to headline Gypsy TV series


Naomi Watts has bagged the lead in upcoming psychological thriller Gypsy.

The Hollywood actress will play a therapist named Jean Holloway in the TV series.

She begins to develop dangerous and intimate relationships with the people in her patients' lives.

The Netflix series will be split into 10 one-hour episodes, with British film-maker Sam Taylor-Johnson on board to direct the first two instalments.

Sam Taylor-Johnson at an awards show
Sam Taylor-Johnson (Ian West/|PA)

Naomi, 47, will also be an executive producer on the project.

The star's previous small-screen credits include Sleepwalkers and The Wyvern Mystery.

Gypsy is expected to premiere in 2017.