Freeform’s Nanny Thriller THE WATCHFUL EYE With Vancouver as Manhattan Premieres Tonight
Freeform thriller The Watchful Eye, with Mariel Molino as a rich family’s nanny and Vancouver as Manhattan, premieres tonight with two episodes.
The Watchful Eye follows Elena Santos (Mariel Molino), a young woman with a complicated past, maneuvering her way into working as a live-in nanny for an affluent family in Manhattan.
She quickly learns that everyone in the mysterious The Greybourne building has deadly secrets and ulterior motives. What they don’t know, however, is that Elena has some shocking secrets of her own.
Episode 1×01: Hen in the Fox House.
A young woman is thrust into the world of old money and deadly secrets after accepting a nanny job from a handsome widower.
Episode 1×02: Hide and Seek.
While bonding with the other nannies, Elena learns that the Wards’ previous nanny vanished without warning. Elena continues her search of The Greybourne and discovers a shocking truth.
The Watchful Eye comes from Grace and Frankie showrunner, Julie Durk.
The pilot filmed in Chicago in the Fall of 2021 with Andrea Londo as Elena but she was recast with Mariel Molino.
Showrunner: Emily Fox.
Cast: Mariel Molino, Warren Christie, Kelly Bishop, Amy Acker, Jon Ecker, Lex Lumpkin, Henry Joseph Samiri, Aliyah Royale.
Mariel Molino is Elena, the new live-in nanny to a wealthy widower and his young son at a landmark Manhattan apartment building, The Greybourne.
Warren Christie is Matttew, the self-made architect and widower recovering from his wife’s recent death.
Amy Acker is Tory, who resented her young sister and now keeps inserting herself into the life of her widower brother-in-law and nephew.
Kelly Bishop is the wealthy, imperious Mrs. Ivey who rules the roost and gets her way at The Greybourne. She hires Elena to find answers about her niece’s puzzling death.
Jon-Michael Ecker is Elena’s boyfriend Scottie, who’s sharper than he looks and plays a long game.
Lex Lumpkin is teenage Elliott, who lives in The Greybourne with his wealthy parents.
Henry Joseph Samiri is Matthew’s son Jasper, who’s still reeling from the recent death of his mother.
Aliyah Royale is another nanny Ginny, working alongside Elena at The Greybourne.
Producers: ABC Signature and Ryan Seacrest Productions.
Related: Freeform’s New Mystery Series The Watchful Eye Starts Filming in Vancouver.
Filming in Vancouver:
The Watchful Eye has been spotted filming in downtown Vancouver at Belkin House, in the 700 block of Hornby and several other locations and at Helen’s Diner on Main Street.
Premieres January 30th on Freeform. Stream on Hulu.