The full Fatal Attraction trailer for Paramount+‘s upcoming series adaptation of the classic 1987 thriller has finally been released. The drama is scheduled to make its debut on April 30 with the first two episodes.
The video begins with Joshua Jackson’s Dan Gallagher as a prisoner who has been convicted for the death of Lizzy Caplan‘s Alex Forrest. He plans to prove his innocence by recalling the story of how meeting Alex changed his life forever.
The Fatal Attraction series is written and executive produced by Dirty John‘s Alexandra Cunningham, who also serves as the showrunner. Kevin J. Hynes, Darryl Frank, and Justin Falvey are set to executive produce. The cast also features Amanda Peet as Beth Gallagher, Alyssa Jirrels as Ellen Gallagher, Toby Huss as Mike Gerard, Reno Wilson as Detective Earl Booker, and Brian Goodman as Arthur Tomlinson.
“A deep-dive reimagining of the classic psychosexual thriller and ’80s cultural touchstone, 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,” reads the synopsis. “Caplan stars as a woman who becomes obsessed with her lover after a brief affair.”
The original film was directed by Adrian Lyne and was based on the 1980 short film Diversion. It starred Michael Douglas, Glenn Close, and Anne Archer. The 1987 film wasn’t only a box office success but also earned critical acclaim with six Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress for Close, and Best Supporting Actress for Archer.