What is Fatal Attraction starring Joshua Jackson and Lizzy Caplan about?

Lizzy Caplan as Alex Forrest and Joshua Jackson as Dan Gallagher in Fatal Attraction streaming on Paramount+ 2022. Photo credit: Monty Brinton/Paramount+
Lizzy Caplan as Alex Forrest and Joshua Jackson as Dan Gallagher in Fatal Attraction streaming on Paramount+ 2022. Photo credit: Monty Brinton/Paramount+ /
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If the title Fatal Attraction sounds familiar, that’s because it’s the name of the 1987 Paramount Pictures classic psychological thriller film. Now, Paramount+ is producing a series of the same name that’s a reimagining of the movie. Mark you calendars for Sunday, April 30, 2023!

On premiere day, two episodes of the show will be released on the streaming service. The eight-episode season will then premiere one new installment weekly on Sundays until the finale on Sunday, June 11, 2023.

Alexandra Cunningham takes the lead behind the scenes as writer, showrunner and executive producer. Executive producer Kevin J. Hynes shares co-story credit with Cunningham. Other EPs attached to the project are Darryl Frank, Justin Falvey, Amblin Television, and Silver Tree, who also directed five episodes.

So what can we expect to see in this reimagining of the classic film? We’ve got the answer for you below!

What is Fatal Attraction on Paramount+ about?

Fatal Attraction is a “deep-dive reimagining” of the psychosexual thriller, per the synopsis. We can expect to see a modern take on the movie’s story that will portray marriage and infidelity through a modern lens of how people today see strong women, feel about personality disorders, and coercive control, Paramount+ shares.

The show takes place in present day with Daniel Gallagher on parole after spending the last 15 years in prison for the murder of Alexandra Forrest. He’s going to try and reconnect with his family, as well as prove his innocence, per the synopsis. Back in 2008, we see when Daniel and Alexandra meet, their brief affair, and the threat it causes with the life Daniel built with his wife Beth. And of course, Alexandra’s obsession with her lover. It’s called Fatal Attraction for a reason!

The series stars Joshua Jackson as Dan Gallagher and Lizzy Caplan as Alex Forrest in the leading roles. Joining the two actors onscreen are 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.

What do you think about the new show? Are you excited to see a remake of sorts of the classic film? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

Fatal Attraction premieres with the first two episodes on Sunday, April 30, 2023 on Paramount+.

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