Tree will join a cast and crew that includes writer Alexandra Cunningham (“Dirty John,” “Chance”), producers Kevin J. Hynes (“Perry Mason”), Darryl Frank, and Justin Falvey, along with actors Lizzy Caplan (“Masters of Sex,” “Mean Girls”) and Joshua Jackson (“Fringe,” “Dawson’s Creek”). Obviously taking from the original ’80s film, Caplan plays Alex, a character who becomes dangerously obsessed with her lover Dave (Jackson) after they begin an illicit affair. If you’re reading this, you’ve probably seen the movie, so you know things can’t get better from there.
Or can’t they? I’d like to think that Tree, Cunningham, and Paramount+ have some surprises up their sleeves for this remake that’s a little more than “Fatal Attraction” but more modern. However, the logline for the show doesn’t have much going for it except:
A deep-dive reimagining of the classic psychosexual thriller and ’80s cultural touchstone, the new series will explore fatal attraction and the timeless themes of marriage and infidelity, through the lens of modern attitudes towards strong women, personality disorders and coercive control.
Still, Tree has worked on some shows that can be easily referred to as “bonkers,” so if anyone can make the modern-day adaptation feel a little weirder, I’d bet it’s her.