Paramount+ continues trying to revive some classic franchises, as they’ve already eyed their second with Fatal Attraction. The Hollywood Reporter has announced that Castle Rocks Lizzy Caplan has been hired to spearhead a new adaptation of the 1987 classic. It was ordered script-to-series earlier this year and has now found its leading star. Dirty John‘s Alexandra Cunningham will write and be the series’ showrunner for Amblin Television. Kevin J. Hymes also has co-story credit and will also act as executive producer.
Paramount+ president of original scripted series, Nicole Clemens, shared her enthusiasm on the reimagining of the classic:
Alexandra brings an incredibly strong and nuanced point of view to a story that became a cultural phenomenon but has thus far only been told from the male gaze. Partnered with Kevin, they will bring the next explosive chapter of this story to a new generation with a balanced eye to the complexities of the human psycheNicole Clemens
Amblin’s Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey also join as executive producers. The series will act as a reimagining of the original psychosexual thriller. THR highlights that it’ll explore marriage and infidelity from a modern perspective. Caplan‘s character is Alex, who was played by Glenn Close in the original and will become obsessed with her lover throughout the story.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter