Paramount are rummaging through the archives looking for properties to dust off – they’ve TV offerings of Grease, Time Bandits, and American Gigolo newly added to the company CV – with Adrian Lyne’s 1987 classic Fatal Attraction the latest to get an update.
The new series, inspired by the Michael Douglas and Glenn Close starring thriller that introduced us all to the term ‘Bunny Boiler’, stars “Dawson’s Creek” and “Dr. Death” actor Josh Jackson and “Party Down” alum Lizzy Caplan in the lead roles.
The series premieres Sunday, April 30 with three episodes exclusively on Paramount+ in the U.S. and Canada. The series will premiere the following day in the U.K., Australia, Latin America, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and France. Following the premiere, new episodes of the eight-episode season will be available to stream weekly on Sundays in the U.S. and Canada, and on Mondays in the U.K., Australia, Latin America, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and France. The final two episodes will be available to stream on Sunday, May 28.
The new series, says the press spiel, “will explore fatal attraction and the timeless themes of marriage and infidelity through the lens of modern attitudes toward strong women, personality disorders and coercive control.”
The sexy thriller also stars “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip” alum Amanda Peet as Beth Gallagher, Alyssa Jirrels as Ellen Gallagher, Toby Huss as Mike Gerard, Reno Wilson as Detective Earl Brooker and Brian Goodman as Arthur Tomlinson.
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 (“The Americans”) and Justin Falvey (“The Americans”) for Amblin Television. Silver Tree also serves as executive producer and directed five episodes.