Lizzy Caplan is not going to be ignored.
On Monday, Paramount+ unveiled the first official trailer for Fatal Attraction, which premieres its first three episodes on Sunday, April 30, before adopting a weekly release schedule. The show is a “deep dive reimagining” of the eponymous ’80s film through “the lens of privilege, personality disorders, family dynamics and murder,” according to the official synopsis.
Fatal Attraction follows Daniel Gallagher (The Affair’s Joshua Jackson) in the present day after serving 15 years in prison for the murder of Alexandra Forrest (Fleishman Is in Trouble’s Caplan). Gallagher “is paroled with the goals of reconnecting with his family and proving his innocence. In 2008, Dan first meets Alex and his world begins to unravel after their brief affair threatens to destroy the life he’s built with his wife, Beth (Brockmire’s Amanda Peet).”
In addition to Jackson, Caplan and Peet, the series stars Toby Huss (Halt and Catch Fire) as Mike Gerard, Brian Goodman (Rizzoli and Isles) as Arthur Tomlinson, Alyssa Jirrels (As We See It) as Ellen Gallagher and Reno Wilson (Good Girls) as Detective Earl Brooker.
Alexandra Cunningham (Dirty John, Chance) serves as writer, showrunner and executive producer alongside executive producer Kevin J. Hynes (Perry Mason), with whom Cunningham developed the series, and executive producers Darryl Frank (The Americans) and Justin Falvey (The Americans).
Watch the trailer above and let us know in the comments if you’ll be watching Fatal Attraction this spring!
Normally, I would pass this up (most remakes just “remake” me yearn for the original), but I love this cast, so I’m in (#teamPacey)
I’m with you on this. This is not my usual fare, but I am TeamPacey all of the way. Always have been.
Pacey is the draw.
Yep. It’s on my watchlist because of him. Hard to believe Dawson’s Creek premiered 25 years ago.
The teaser trailer was better but I can’t wait to watch this!
I’m intrigued! Will definitely give it a watch especially because of the actors. Joshua Jackson is a big draw! Like others have already said, Team Pacey all the way!
Lizzie has me interested. She’s amazing.
Not very interested but will watch for Caplan and Jackson
I liked Alexandra Cunningham. the show runner’s take on the Betty Broderick story a couple of years ago and this cast (including a reunion with Amanda Peet) so I will probably watch this.
Lizzy Caplan really does have revisiting 1987 anti-heros with mental health challenges on streaming services locked down!
I’m very excited for this because it appears that they are going to use the original ending of the film as a framework for the series. If anyone can pull of an empathetic take on Alex it’s Lizzy Caplan so that gives me hope. Can’t wait for this to start.
What’s with Lizzy Caplan’s characters going for married men. Sure, they look like Joshua Jackson and Michael Sheen but still.