If you’ve noticed a trend in the thriller genre in the last few years, you’re not alone. The Woman in the Window. The Girl on the Train. The Woman in Cabin 10. Similar titles, similar stories, similar thriller beats.

Well, it turns out Hollywood noticed what it was putting out, too. So we’ve progressed to the natural next step: a series setting out to spoof these exact films. And with Kristen Bell on board to star and executive produce, it’s sure to be one to watch.

Check out the trailer for The Woman in the House Across the Street From the Girl in the Window below:

Yes, the mouthful title is only the beginning to this eight-episode Netflix series. 

In The Woman in the House Across the Street From the Girl in the Window, for heartbroken Anna ( Bell), 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 (Tom Riley) and his adorable daughter (Samsara Yett) move 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?

The satirical series comes from creators Rachel Ramras, Hugh Davidson, and Larry Dorf, and promises to “have you guessing who, what, where, why and how in the hell?! until the very end.”

In addition to Bell, the series also stars Michael Ealy, Mary Holland, Shelley Hennig, Cameron Britton, Christina Anthony, and Benjamin Levy Aguilar.

The Woman in the House Across the Street From the Girl in the Window premieres on Netflix January 28.

In the mood to poke fun at the true-crime-thriller sphere before then? Check out “True Crime Trivia” with the executive team below.

“True Crime Trivia” With Kristen Bell & The Executive Producers

Netflix asked executive producers Rachel Ramras, Hugh Davidson, Larry Dorf, and Kristen Bell some questions about their upcoming series and the recent trends in the thriller genre.


Rachel: EXTRA!

Larry: Absurd.

Hugh: Methamphetamines.

One non-spoilery tease about the show?

Kristen: There’s a big juicy cameo right at the end.

Rachel: Amazing cameo.

Larry: New Hampshire in the fall.

Hugh: Makes grief and depression fun.

Favorite book and/or film from “The Girl/The Woman” genre?

Rachel: I think my favorite actually is probably the craziest one: the book “The Woman in Cabin 10.”

Larry: I like the book “The Woman in the Window.”

Hugh: Vertigo.

Are you more of a gone girl or a girl on a train? Or woman in the window? Or a sharp object?!

Kristen: I’ve never found a way to reuse my children’s teeth and I thought that little girl was pretty darn creative.

Rachel: Oh, I’m definitely the woman in the window. I am a voyeur. I am in people’s business. I am an Instagram sleuth.

Larry: I’m a woman in the window also. I’m a voyeur. I stare. I do that even when I’m not looking out a window. Just in general, I stare at people and I imagine that they can’t see me staring at them, but they can.

Hugh: Yeah, we’re all women in the window. The truth is, when we are writing, we stare out that window, and there’s a house right across the street. And we can stare right into them.

Drink of choice when sleuthing/spying on, say, a neighbor?

Kristen: Matcha. Keeps me buzzing.

Rachel: I’ve moved into martinis. Larry and I drink martinis.

Larry: What happens is, we’ve been writing together for a long time, so we end the day with a proper cocktail hour. So Hugh makes martinis.

Hugh: I don’t like martinis. I don’t know what they’re supposed to taste like but for some reason, I make the martinis and these two dummies say they’re good.

Biggest inspiration in bringing this show to life?

Kristen: Tight rope walkers. I had to balance on the thinnest line between sincerity and jokes.

Personal special skill set that would come in handy while solving a crime?

Kristen: I can read lips.

Rachel: For me, it’s definitely that I can find anyone. I’m telling you, anyone on Instagram. I am a detective. I really am.

Larry: I assume that a murder is more complicated than it’s shown to be.

This or That — TWITH Edition:

Chicken casserole or overflowing glass of wine?

Kristen: Glass of wine.

Rachel: Wine.

Larry: Wine.

Hugh: I like both. I’d say both.

Walk in the rain or true crime binge?

Kristen: True crime doc from the comfort of my bed.

Rachel: Oh, definitely true crime series binge for me.

Larry: I like to walk in the rain.

Hugh: A walk in the rain.

Creepy attic, creepier cemetery or creepiest ventriloquist dummy?

Kristen: Anything BUT a ventriloquist dummy. Immediately no.

Rachel: I would say attic. I love a creepy attic!

Larry: I would say attic, too.

Most iconic twist from this always jaw-dropping genre?

Kristen: The one at the end of this show, but I can’t tell you what it is. I’ve just never seen anything like it.

Check out The Woman in the House Across the Street From the Girl in the Window on Netflix January 28.