Jackson to Co-Lead Alongside Lizzy Caplan
From Paramount Television Studios and Amblin Television,
New Series Reimagines the Classic Psychosexual Thriller
Photo Credit: Matt Winkelmeyer / Getty Images
Jan. 20, 2022 – Paramount+, the streaming service from ViacomCBS, today announced Joshua Jackson (“Dr. Death”) has been cast opposite Lizzy Caplan in the Paramount+ Original Series FATAL ATTRACTION.
Jackson will star as Dan Gallagher, the object of his lover’s (Caplan) obsession after a brief affair. 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.
“Joshua is an incredible talent who creates beautifully complicated characters on both the screen and stage,” said Nicole Clemens, President, Paramount+ Original Scripted Series. “He and Lizzy are perfectly matched to tell a nuanced and modern narrative about the complexities of the human psyche. We’re thrilled to partner with them to bring this provocative and captivating story to a new generation.”
Jackson is currently starring as the titular character in the critically acclaimed limited series “Dr. Death,” opposite Christian Slater, for which he received a Critic’s Choice Award nomination in the category of Best Actor in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television. He recently starred opposite Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington in the limited series “Little Fires Everywhere” and in the mini-series “When They See Us” for Ava DuVernay. Jackson’s additional television credits include starring on Showtime’s “The Affair,” “Years of Living Dangerously,” J.J. Abrams’ “Fringe,” “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” and his breakout role in “Dawson’s Creek.” Jackson’s many films include Rose Troche’s acclaimed drama “The Safety of Objects,” the HBO Films version of Moises Kaufman’s groundbreaking play “The Laramie Project,” “Aurora Borealis,” “Sky,” “Cursed,” “Gossip,” “Apt Pupil,” “Cruel Intentions,” “Lay the Favorite,” “Inescapable” and “Bobby.” Jackson starred in the critically acclaimed Broadway production of “Children of a Lesser God,” opposite Lauren Ridloff; in the off-Broadway production of “Smart People,” opposite Mahershala Ali and Tessa Thompson; and in London’s West End production of “A Life in the Theatre,” opposite Patrick Stewart. Jackson is represented by CAA, Anonymous Content and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush, Kaller & Gellman.
Alexandra Cunningham (“Dirty John,” “Chance”) serves as writer, showrunner and executive producer on the series alongside executive producer Kevin J. Hynes (“Perry Mason”), with whom Cunningham shares co-story credit, and executive producers Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey for Amblin Television.
FATAL ATTRACTION joins Paramount+’s growing lineup of original series, including THE GOOD FIGHT, EVIL, WHY WOMEN KILL, STAR TREK: DISCOVERY, STAR TREK: PICARD and GUILTY PARTY, as well as upcoming series THE OFFER, THE GAME, MAYOR OF KINGSTOWN, 1883, STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS, HALO and more.
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About Paramount Television Studios:
Paramount Television Studios is a leading studio, developing and financing a wide range of cutting-edge and entertaining television content across all media platforms for distribution worldwide. The studio’s robust slate includes “The Offer” (Paramount+), “Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies” (Paramount+), “Fatal Attraction” (Paramount+), “American Gigolo” (Showtime), “Made For Love” (HBO Max), “Station Eleven” (HBO Max), “Shantaram” (Apple TV+), “Time Bandits” (Apple TV+), “Defending Jacob” (Apple TV+), “Home Before Dark” (Apple TV+), Tom Clancy’s “Jack Ryan” (Prime Video), “Reacher” (Prime Video), “Devil in the White City” (Hulu), “The Spiderwick Chronicles” (Disney+), “Joe Pickett” (Spectrum Originals), “Long Slow Exhale” (Spectrum Originals), “The Haunting of Bly Manor” (Netflix), and “The Haunting of Hill House” (Netflix) among others. Paramount Television Studios is a is a subsidiary of ViacomCBS (NASDAQ: VIAC; VIACA), a global content company with premier television, film and digital entertainment brands.
About Amblin Television:
Amblin Television, a long-time leader in quality programming, is a division of Amblin Partners, a content creation company led by Steven Spielberg. Amblin Television’s presidents, Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey, oversee all development, production and programming for the company. Amblin Television currently has twelve projects in various stages of production and release including season two of Resident Alien for SYFY, Halo and Fatal Attraction for Paramount+, a third season of Animaniacs for Hulu, season four of Roswell, New Mexico for The CW, Billy the Kid for Epix, Masters of the Air for Apple, two seasons for Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai for HBO Max, two seasons of Tiny Toons Looniversity for HBO Max and Cartoon Network, and documentaries Big Vape for Netflix, Good Night Oppy for Amazon Prime Video, and Mama’s Boy an adaptation of Oscar-winner Dustin Lance Black’s autobiography.
Some of Amblin Television’s other recent credits include the Emmy Award-winning series Why We Hate for Discovery, three-time Emmy nominated Laurel Canyon: A Place in Time for EPIX, and Natalie Wood: What Remains Behind for HBO, which made its debut at the Sundance Film Festival. Amblin Television also produced the Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning drama The Americans for FX, the Golden Globe-nominated and double Emmy Award-winning mini-series Into the West for TNT, the Emmy-nominated HBO movie All the Way starring Bryan Cranston, Smash for NBC, Under the Dome for CBS, Falling Skies for TNT, The Borgias and The United States of Tara for Showtime, and Las Vegas for NBC. www.amblin.com
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