You may remember Lumpkin‘s face as he stared in the Nickelodeon sketch comedy series, All That. Or, you may have seen him on the other Nickelodeon comedy series, Drama Club. Well, the comedic actor is trading in his comedy chops for drama as he stars in the new Freeform series, The Watchful Eye.


So, exactly what can Lumpkin fans expect from his new series?

Well, according to Deadline, here’s why we all should tune in!

The Watchful Eye is described as a Hitchcockian contemporary thriller that Elena Santos who is thrust into a world of old money and deadly secrets. Elena has to deal with her complicated past as she maneuvers her way into working as a live-in nanny for an affluent family in Manhattan. She quickly learns that everyone in the mysterious building has deadly secrets and ulterior motives. What they don’t know, however, is that Elena has some shocking secrets of her own.

In the series, Lumpkin portrays Elliott Schwartz, who is described as a precocious teenager that lives in The Greybourne. And of course, Elliott strikes up an instant friendship with the new addition to the building.

In an exclusive interview with JustJaredJr.com, Lumpkin talked about how transitioning from comedy to drama was at first, a bit “challenging.”

“Switching from comedy to drama gave me a chance to show people that I’m able to flex in both genres. Sketch comedy, like Nickelodeon’s All That required me to quickly transition between multiple characters in a short amount of time. We had live shows every Friday night, meaning I had to bring the energy and quickly think on my feet. My favorite part was feeding off the audience’s energy,” Lex told the popular entertainment news magazine.

The seventeen-year-old actor continued, “Transitioning to The Watchful Eye was a little challenging at first since I didn’t have that live audience. I had to control that explosive energy and instead deliver a more natural and grounded performance. Nonetheless, it’s been one exciting experience for me.”

In addition to Lumpkin, The Watchful Eye, also stars Mariel Molino, as Elena Santos, Amy Acker (The Gifted), Jon Ecker (Firefly Lane), Henry Joseph Samiri (The Bold and the Beautiful), and Aliyah Royale (The Walking Dead: The World Beyond).

The Watchful Eye is written by Julie Durk (Grace and Frankie) and produced by Ryan Seacrest Productions and ABC Signature.

Make sure to tune-in and catch Lex and the rest of The Watchful Eye cast every Monday night on Freeform at 10pm ET/PT.


Photo Credit(s)/Featured Image: Lex Lumpkin Instagram

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