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In this series, the 1980s thriller is reimagined.
Deadline confirms Jessica Harper will star in the upcoming Fatal Attraction series at Paramount+.
In addition to John Getz, Toks Olagundoye, David Sullivan, and Isabella Briggs, all of whom are expected to play recurring roles, the cast includes newcomer Isabella Briggs.
Lizzy Caplan, Joshua Jackson, Amanda Peet, Alyssa Jirrels, Toby Huss, Reno Wilson, and Brian Goodman are among the previously announced cast members.
In addition to being an actress and singer, Harper has had an extensive film career spanning decades. She is best known to horror fans for her role in Dario Argento's 1977 Italian supernatural film Susperia.
Her film credits include the sequel to Rocky Horror Picture Show, Shock Treatment, as well as the Steven Spielberg and Tom Cruise collaboration Minority Report.
In addition to acting, she has created several children's albums and written eleven children's books. Currently, Harper can be seen in the shows The Old Man and See.
Fatal Attraction is a reimagining of the classic 1980s thriller of the same name. In the original, Alex was framed as an unstable threat to Michael Douglas's family man character, Dan Gallagher.
With his betrayal, Dan must protect his traditional wife and family from a danger he brought on them. In a nutshell, it didn't portray mental health or women in the workplace in a very fair light and needs a reboot for modern audiences.
Harper's character is Sophie, mother to Beth, described by Deadline as "a dryly witty New England transplant who loves her daughter and granddaughter and cocktails too".
There will be four new cast members added to the show: Getz as Beth's father, Warren; Olagundoye as Conchita Lewis, head of Victim Services; Sullivan as Frank Gallardo, a prosecutor; Briggs as Stella, who is "cheerfully energetic with warm vibes."
Alexandra Cunningham will serve as showrunner and executive produce alongside co-writer Kevin J. Hynes. Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey, Amblin Television presidents, are also executive producers.
This performance is guaranteed to be high quality due to the talented actors announced for the cast.
The new version of the original should prove to be less problematic and just as thrilling as its predecessor.