Kristen Bell has a history of genre-blending mystery solving in television. From Veronica Mars to The Good Place to, um, Veronica Mars again, Bell is just a joy to watch get thrown into earth-shattering mysteries while making darkly uncomfortable jokes along the way. It’s with this lens — and my general love of television comedy-thrillers and joy at the sub-genre continuing to flourish — that I am beyond excited for her new genre-blending mystery-comedy-thriller Netflix miniseries recently announced, per Deadline.
Despite its similar trappings to The Woman in the Window (and Search Party and A Simple Favor and The Flight Attendant and on and on), I am beyond excited for The Woman in the House. I love the decision to craft this as an eight-episode miniseries, I love Bell as a performer, I love Gloria Sanchez’s ongoing commitment to fostering interesting female-centered and driven content, and as mentioned before, I love the intersection between suspense thrillers and comedies. This show sounds like it’ll be beach fiction TV of the highest order, and I can’t wait for it to jostle my insides and become my next binge.
We’ll keep you updated on The Woman in the House as it develops.