We love to see reimaginings of sexy thrillers from yesteryear. This is especially true when the new vision enlists some of our favorite actors from our tween eras. So, it makes a ton of sense that Fatal Attraction is now the #1 TV show on Paramount+.
In the series, an affair threatens the lives of Dan Gallagher and his wife, Beth, in this reimagining of the 1987 movie, exploring marriage and infidelity through the lens of modern attitudes toward strong women, personality disorders, and coercive control.
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Lizzy Caplan as Alex Forrest in Fatal Attraction episode 6, season 1 streaming on Paramount+, 2023. Photo Credit: Michael Moriatis/Paramount+
Fatal Attraction was created by Alexandra Cunningham and Kevin J. Hynes. It stars Joshua Jackson, Lizzy Caplan, Amanda Peet, Toby Huss, Alyssa Jirrels, and Reno Wilson.
The first three episodes hit Paramount+ on April 30th. As a Joshua Jackson historian, I made time to be there. After a glimpse at Twitter, I found out I wasn’t the only one ready to tune in.
Viewers are living for Joshua Jackson and Lizzy Caplan’s performances. Others are noting how this adaptation is treating Alex Forrest (played by Caplan) more fairly than the original film.
See what Twitter is saying about the Paramount+ series
Also, #JoshuaJackson is a really exceptional actor who always delivers
and has turned into Tony Curtis 🤯😂 pic.twitter.com/8LC9ovI5RL
— Grace Randolph (@GraceRandolph) May 3, 2023
Just started #FatalAttraction and it's very good.
Joshua Jackson & Lizzy Caplan are 🔥🔥🔥
Nice seeing Amanda Peet & Reno Wilson in the cast.
Fingers crossed it will be a great thriller series. The movie the show is based on is one of my favorites. pic.twitter.com/aiVGJXkbnq
— Jess (@Greenbay531) May 1, 2023
I am surprised how much I loved #FatalAttraction. The movie is a classic, Glenn Close is still the best. However, the series uses POV perspective and the extended consequences of the affair. It has style, flair and Lizzy Caplan is a scene stealer as Alex. I’m in. pic.twitter.com/laDJptwB6Q
— Jake Rongholt WCJB (@BothSidesSports) May 3, 2023
I’m watching the remake/twist to #FatalAttraction. Really good thus far. Joshua Jackson is doing a great job.
— RJ (@rj1975) May 3, 2023
The original Fatal Attraction stars Michael Douglas and Glenn Close. It was written by James Dearden and directed by Adrian Lyne. The script has come under fire for its treatment of the leading lady but remains a pop cultural touchstone.
While many of us watched the movie way too young, it has been very fun to see this adaptation with actors we stan. If you’re not sure if you want to get into this entanglement, then check out the trailer below to change your mind.
Watch the trailer
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