November 11, 2021
Paramount+ has ordered the series “Fatal Attraction,” starring Lizzy Caplan (“Castle Rock,” “Masters of Sex”).
A deep-dive reimagining of the classic psychosexual thriller from the 1980s, the new series will explore fatal attraction and the timeless themes of marriage and infidelity, through the lens of modern attitudes towards strong women, personality disorders and coercive control, according to a ViacomCBS press release.
Caplan stars as Alex, who becomes obsessed with her lover after a brief affair.
Alexandra Cunningham (“Dirty John,” “Chance”) serves as writer, showrunner and executive producer on the series alongside executive producer Kevin J. Hynes (“Perry Mason”), with whom Cunningham shares co-story credit, and executive producers Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey for Amblin Television.
“Alexandra brings an incredibly strong and nuanced point of view to a story that became a cultural phenomenon, but has thus far only been told from the male gaze,” Nicole Clemens, president of Paramount+ original scripted series, said in a statement. “Partnered with Kevin, they will bring the next explosive chapter of this story to a new generation, with a balanced eye to the complexities of the human psyche.”