Fatal Attraction TV series: Plot, cast and everything we know as show debuts

Joshua Jackson and Lizzy Caplan lead the cast for the Paramount+ reboot

Watch: Joshua Jackson and Lizzy Caplan star in the Fatal Attraction TV series trailer

Fatal Attraction is the latest film to get the reboot treatment, this time as a TV series bringing the classic tale of infidelity back to our screens.

But who stars in it and how different is the plot? Here's everything we know about the show as it makes its Paramount+ debut.

Fatal Attraction release date

Fatal Attraction reimagined as a modern-day TV series is streaming right now on Paramount+ following its original air date of Monday, 1 May.

You'll need a subscription to the streamer to be able to watch it.

Read more: Everything new streaming on Paramount+ in May

Fatal Attraction cast

Lizzy Caplan and Joshua Jackson star in Fatal Attraction. (Paramount+)
Lizzy Caplan and Joshua Jackson star in Fatal Attraction. (Paramount+)

The original film of Fatal Attraction famously starred Michael Douglas as the cheating husband Dan Gallagher and Glenn Close as Alex Forrest, the woman he had an affair with.

In the TV series, Dawson's Creek's Joshua Jackson stars as Dan, opposite Mean Girls' Lizzy Caplan as Alex.

Amanda Peet takes on Anne Archer's role as Dan's wife, Beth Gallagher.

Other cast for the TV series includes Alyssa Jirrels as Dan's daughter Ellen Gallagher, Toby Huss as Mike Gerard, Reno Wilson as Detective Earl Brooker and Brian Goodman as Arthur Tomlinson.

Fans of the film might remember Jane Krakowski playing the babysitter in an early career role, although her TV series replacement has not been announced yet.

How is the TV series different to the film?

Amanda Peet joins the TV series cast as Dan's wife Beth. (Paramount+)
Amanda Peet joins the TV series cast as Dan's wife Beth. (Paramount+)

Fatal Attraction was released in 1987 and presented Alex as a deranged obsessive, while Dan got a sympathetic reception as a man who'd made a mistake and was facing a nightmare.

Obviously, the plot is problematic especially viewed through the lens of what we now know about coercive control and personality disorders.

Expect a much more nuanced look at where the blame lies, who was in the wrong, and how the character of Alex should be viewed.

Fatal Attraction trailer

Following a brief teaser released earlier this year, a full trailer for new Paramount+ series Fatal Attraction has now been released. Watch it below.

Fatal Attraction is streaming now on Paramount+.