Fatal Attraction TV series in development

Lizzy Caplan will take on the lead role which was originally made famous by a bunny boiling Glenn Close.

 A TV adaptation of iconic 80s thriller Fatal Attraction has been officially greenlit by US streaming giant Paramount+.

Castle Rock’s Lizzy Caplan will star as Alex, who becomes dangerously obsessed with her married lover Dan after a short fling. 

Although a huge hit at the time, being nominated for six Oscars at the 1988 Academy Awards, the film has come under scrutiny in recent years for its perceived misogyny and negative depiction of mental illness.  

Thankfully, it seems as though this upcoming series won’t fall into the same trap with its official logline describing it as: 

"A deep-dive reimagining of the classic psychosexual thriller and 80s cultural touchstone Fatal Attraction through the lens of modern attitudes on strong women, personality disorders, victim shaming and coercive control."

Alexandra Cunningham, whose previous credits include crime anthology Dirty John and Bates Motel, will serve as showrunner and wrote the script with the help of Kevin J. Hynes. 

"I think the writers have come up with a very smart way to make it very contemporary while also honoring the original. How it’s done for today and how it’s turned into a series is interesting, and it’s interesting for Lizzy’s part in particular,” said David Nevins, Paramount+’s chief content officer. 

US network Fox previously attempted to get a Fatal Attraction TV series off the ground in 2015 with the aim of casting Megan Fox as Alex. 

The Jennifer’s Body actress turned down the role and after receiving a script that they weren’t entirely happy with, they chose to officially cancel the project. 

Source: Empire

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