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The Woman In The House Across The Street From The Girl In The Window Release Date, Cast, And Plot- What We Know So Far

Netflix dropped the trailer for the upcoming limited series "The Woman in the House Across the Street From the Girl in the Window," and there's a lot to unpack. The dark comedy-thriller was created by the writer–actor-producing trio of Rachel Ramras, Hugh Davidson, and Larry Dorf, whose previous collaborations include TV Land's "Nobodies" and the Adult Swim series "Mike Tyson Mysteries." All three serve as co-showrunners for the Netflix series, according to Deadline.

"The Woman in the House Across the Street From the Girl in the Window" appears to have flown largely under the radar, particularly for a show starring Kristen Bell ("The Good Place"), who also serves as an executive producer alongside none other than Will Ferrell ("The Shrink Next Door").

The show's title is a long-winded and obvious parody of films inspired by "Rear Window." These include the recent Netflix thriller "The Woman in the Window," starring Amy Adams, the 2013 bomb "The House Across the Street," starring Ethan Embry and Eric Roberts, and 2016's "The Girl on the Train," starring Emily Blunt. Here's everything we know about "The Woman in the House Across the Street From the Girl in the Window."

When will the series be released?

"The Woman in the House Across the Street From the Girl in the Window" premieres on Netflix on January 28, 2022. The streaming giant is kicking off 2022 with several new original series, including "Archive 81," "The House," and "In From the Cold," which drops the same day as "The Woman in the House Across the Street From the Girl in the Window" (via What's on Netflix).

In October 2020, Variety reported that Netflix had picked up the eight-episode series starring Kristen Bell, originally titled "The Woman in the House." The show is produced by Gloria Sanchez Productions, which also produces Netflix's hit dark comedy "Dead to Me," starring Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini.

It's difficult to predict if Bell's series will gain much traction when competing against the long-awaited Part 1 of the 4th and final season of "Ozark," which debuts on Wednesday, January 21 (via TVLine). Fans of Marty Byrd have been longing for the next installment for almost two years, meaning "Ozark" is bound to poach potential viewers from "The Woman in the House Across the Street From the Girl in the Window."

Who is in the cast of The Women in the House Across the Street From the Girl in the Window?

Kristen Bell, who plays Anna in "The Woman in the House Across the Street From the Girl in the Window," has remained busy since wrapping up her four-season run as Eleanor Shellstrop on the hit NBC series "The Good Place." She's lent her voice to the animated series "Central Park," "The Simpsons," and "Ultra City Smiths," as well as the HBO Max "Gossip Girl" reboot. She also appeared in 2021's "Queenpins." Bell's other acting credits include "Veronica Mars," "Bad Moms," and "A Bad Moms Christmas."

Joining Bell in the Netflix satire is Michael Ealy ("Barbershop"), playing Anna's ex-husband Douglas, Mary Holland ("Craig of the Creek") as Anna's best friend Sloan, Christina Anthony ("Mixed-ish") as Detective Lane, Shelley Hennig ("Teen Wolf") as Lisa, Cameron Britton ("Mindhunter") as Buell, and Benjamin Levy Aguilar ("Filthy Rich") as Rex (via Deadline). Viewers can expect the entire cast, especially Bell, to embrace the extreme character archetypes they are skewering.

What is the plot of the Netflix dark comedy?

In "The Woman in the House Across the Street From the Girl in the Window," Kristen Bell's character is nursing a broken heart, living her life in a "Groundhog Day" loop. From the looks of the trailer, Anna is also working her way through many bottles of wine while also taking an assortment of prescription drugs. So Bell's character is a shut-in either by choice or chance who has nothing to do but look out the window. "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?" (via Deadline). After all, an emotionally unstable woman with a drinking problem doesn't make her the most credible witness.

Although Bell's Anna looks to become unglued in the trailer, she also maintains her dry sense of humor. "The Woman in the House Across the Street From the Girl in the Window" sounds like a delightful and twisty take on the whodunits it is spoofing.