“Joshua is an incredible talent who creates beautifully complicated characters both on screen and on stage,” Nicole Clemens, president of Paramount + Original Scripted Series, said in a statement. “He and Lizzy are perfectly matched to tell a nuanced, modern tale about the complexities of the human psyche. We are thrilled to partner with them to bring this provocative and gripping story to a new generation.
Fatal attraction was ordered to series in November 2021, at which time the casting of Caplan as Alex (Glenn Close in the movie) was announced. “A thorough reimagining of the classic psychosexual thriller and cultural touchstone of the 80s, the new series will explore fatal attraction and timeless themes of marriage and infidelity, through the prism of modern attitudes towards strong women. , personality disorders, and coercive control,” the connecting line reads.
Showrunner and writer Alexandra Cunningham serves as executive producer alongside Kevin J. Hynes, with whom Cunningham shares story credit, and Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey for Amblin Television.