The upcoming miniseries ‘Fatal Attraction’ is based on Adrian Lyne’s same-named 1987 movie. The new series is a re-imagination of the old movie as it navigates modern attitudes toward strong women, coercive control, and personality disorders while exploring the themes of infidelity and marriage.
The plot surrounds an affair between a woman named Alex and a married man Dan Gallagher. But when Alex decides not to put an end to the affair, it turns volatile to the extent of threatening the lives of Dan and his wife Beth.
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When Is Fatal Attraction Releasing?
The series was first announced as a reboot of the original film in February of 2021. The series got the official order in November of that year with Lizzy Caplan set being cast as Alex who in the movie was portrayed by Glenn Close.
The character of Dan that was played by Michael Douglas in the movie, was announced to be portrayed by Joshua Jackson in the series in January of 222. Filming started in the summer of 2022.
Paramount released a teaser trailer of the series on YouTube on 1st March this year. ‘Fatal Attraction’ is set to be released on Paramount+ on April 30, 2023.
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Cast Members of Fatal Attraction:
As Alex Forrest, we will see American actress Lizzy Caplan in the upcoming miniseries. She received recognition for starring in ‘Mean Girls as Janis Ian. Her other film credits include ‘Cloverfield’, ‘Hot Tub Time Machine’, ‘Now You See Me 2’, ‘The Last Rites of Ransom Pride’, ‘Queens of Country’, ‘The Interview’, etc.
Some of her most important television credits are ‘The Pitts, ‘Related’, ‘The Class’, ‘Party Down’, ‘Masters of Sex’, ‘Castle Rock’, ‘Truth Be Told’, ‘Fleishman is In Trouble’ etc.
In the role of Dan Gallagher, we will see Canadian American actor Joshua Jackson. He gained recognition by portraying Pacey Witter in The WB teen drama series ‘Dawson’s Creek’ from 1998 to 2003.
His other television credits include ‘Fringe’, ‘The Affair’, ‘Little Fires Everywhere’, ‘Dr. Death’ etc. Jackson starred in the films ‘The Mighty Ducks‘, ‘The Skulls, ‘Aurora Borealis’, ‘Bobby’, ‘One Week’ etc.
American actress Amanda Peet has been cast in the role of Dan’s wife Beth Gallagher in the upcoming series. Her other tv credits include ‘Jack & Jill’, ‘Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip’, ‘The Good Wife’, ‘Togetherness’, ‘Brockmire’, 2kdbsessi ‘Dirty John’, etc.
She starred in the films ‘The Whole Nine Yards’, ‘A Lot Like Love’, ‘2012’, ‘Please Give’, ‘Body Shots’, ‘Saving Silverman’, ‘Something’s Gotta Give’, ‘The Whole Ten Yards’, ‘Melinda and Melinda’, ‘Griffin & Phoenix’, ‘The X-Files: I Want to Believe’, ‘What Doesn’t Kill You’ etc.
American actress Alyssa Jirrels will be seen starring as Ellen Gallagher in the upcoming series. This twenty-two years old actress previously played Nicole Dietrich in Amazon Prime Video’s comedy-drama tv series ‘As We See It‘ in 2022. She was also cast as Zoey in David Henrie’s 2020 teen comedy-drama film ‘This Is the Year’.
The character of Mike Gerard will be played by American actor Toby Huss in the series. Among his numerous television credits, the most notable ones are ‘The Adventures of Pete & Pete’, ‘Beavis and Butt-Head’, ‘King of the Hill’, ‘The Army Show’, ‘Nikki’, ‘One on One’, ‘Carnivàle’, ‘Reno 911!’, ‘Pilot Season’, ‘Sanjay and Craig’, ‘Halt and Catch Fire’, ‘Outcast’, ‘Colony’, ‘Sacred Lies’, ‘Dickinson’. Besides ‘Fatal Attraction’, Huss is also set to star in the upcoming political drama series ‘White House Plumbers’ playing James W. McCord Jr..
American actor Reno Wilson has been cast in the upcoming series to play the character of Det. Earl Booker. In 1995 Wilson played Bobby Beaumont in the American sitcom ‘If Not For You’.
From 2001 to 2002 he starred as Wes Freewald in the sci-fi tv series ‘The Chronicle’. Playing Detective Tom Selway, Wilson was cast in the 2005 crime drama series ‘Blind Justice’.
From 2010 to 2016 he starred as a series regular playing Officer Carl McMillan in the CBS sitcom ‘Mike & Molly’. He also played a series regular in the crime comedy-drama series ‘Good Girls’ portraying Stanley Hill from 2018 to 2021.
Playing Arthur Tomlinson, American actor, and director Brian Goodman has been cast in the upcoming series. He played Donovan Stubbin in the American crime drama series ‘Line of Fire’ from 2003 to 2005.
From 2010 to 2014 he played Lieutenant Sean Cavanaugh in the crime drama series ‘Rizzoli & Isles’.
As Detective Kevin Hynes, Goodman starred in the American tv series ‘Chance’ as a recurring character in the first season and as a main character in the second one from 2016 to 2017.