This coming Friday will see the launch globally of Netflix Original Gypsy directed by Fifty Shades Of Grey Sam Taylor-Johnson starring Naomi Watts. Fans of classic rock and pop from the 1970’s that this Show shares a name with a classic song from the decade by Fleetwood Mac.
The show’s writer Lisa Rubin revealed to Entertainment Weekly how she was inspired to write upcoming Netflix thriller Gypsy upon hearing Fleetwood Mac’s track of the same name, which was re-recorded by Stevie Nicks for the opening title of the series.
“I didn’t know the song ‘Gypsy,’ so when it came on, the tone felt so right. I looked up the lyrics and what it meant and it resonated, all of that longing and feeling, it felt fitting for the show, so it became part of the fabric,” Rubin tells EW of the track’s soul-searching lyrics as they relate to the series.
“I’m very excited for the world to hear ‘Gypsy’ more like I wrote it — on piano. I am very proud of this version,” Nicks told EW in a statement about the latest iteration of the 1982 hit, which features stripped production from superstar producer Greg Kurstin, who’s crafted tunes from Adele’s “Hello” to Sia’s “Chandelier.”
You can hear that recorded song below by watching the opening titles for Gypsy
Gypsy is a ten-part psychological thriller that follows Jean Holloway (Naomi Watts), a Manhattan therapist with a seemingly picturesque life who begins to develop intimate and illicit relationships with the people in her patients’ lives. As the borders of Jean’s professional life and personal fantasies become blurred, she descends into a world where the forces of desire and reality are disastrously at odds.
In addition to Watts, Gypsy also stars Billy Crudup (Spotlight) as Jean’s husband Michael Holloway, Sophie Cookson (Kingsman) as Sidney, Lucy Boynton (Murder on the Orient Express) as Jean’s patient Allison, and Karl Glusman (Nocturnal Animals) and Jean’s patient Sam.
Gypsy will launch globally including the UK and Ireland on Friday 30th June.