Paramount+ series adds five to cast – Deadline
EXCLUSIVE: Jessica Harper (The old man)John Getz (Doom Patrol), Toks Olagundoye (Veep)David Sullivan(The Savages) and newcomer Isabella Briggs have been tapped for key recurring roles on fatal attraction, The Paramount+ series reimagines the classic 1980s psychosexual thriller.
Written by Alexandra Cunningham from a story she co-wrote with Kevin J. Hynes, the Paramount Television Studios and Amblin Television series explores timeless themes of marriage and infidelity through the lens of modern attitudes toward strong women, personality disorders and coercive control.
Lizzy Caplan, Joshua Jackson and Amanda Peet star, along with Alyssa Jirrels, Toby Huss, Reno Wilson and Brian Goodman.
fatal attraction, the series, is a reimagining of the 1980s thriller that followed Dan Gallagher (Michael Douglas) as he tried to protect himself and his family from Alex (Glenn Close), an adventure that turned to obsessive stalking.
Harper and Getz will play Beth’s parents, played by Meg Mundy and Tom Brennan as Joan and Howard Rogerson in the film. The characters played by Olagundoye, Sullivan and Briggs are new.
Harper is Sophie, the mother of Beth (Peet), a dry-witted New England transplant who loves her daughter and granddaughter as well as a cocktail.
Getz is Warren, Beth’s father, who retired from the financial industry and doesn’t suffer fools lightly. He supports Dan (Joshua Jackson) for Beth’s sake but is unimpressed with Dan’s career or his ability to support his family.
Olagundoye plays Conchita Lewis, the head of the Office of Victim Services and a longtime colleague and friend of Dan’s as well as boss of Alex (Lizzy Caplan).
Sullivan plays Frank Gallardo, Dan’s No. 2 in the Major Crimes Bureau. Frank is a fast-talking prosecutor who usually juggles a mistress and enjoys making things awkward for others. Dan didn’t hire him and doesn’t like him but can’t fire him, so he’s learned to live with him.
Briggs plays Stella. Cheerfully energetic with a warm vibe, she’s welcoming and confident and disarming when she wants to be friends.
Cunningham serves as showrunner and executive producer alongside Hynes as well as Amblin Television presidents Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey.
Harper can currently be seen on television in The old man and See. His recent film credits include Memory and Luca Guadagnino Bones and all. She is replaced by CAA and Wright Entertainment.
Getz recently did it again on Doom Patrol. His other previous credits include recurring roles on dirty jeans and Timeless, and he appeared on the big screen in The social network, among others. It is replaced by SMS Talent.
Olagundoye can be seen on the first season of Big hat. She has already starred in the last season of VIP. She also voiced characters in Arcane, Beavis and Butt-Head and Carmen Sandiego. It is replaced by Paradigm and Aligned Talent Group.
Sullivan starred in The Savages and recurring in the series Goliath and the miniseries Sharp objects and The son. It is replaced by Authentic Talent & Literary Management and Paradigm.
Briggs is a recent find from the Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama. It is replaced by D2 Management, Gersh and Meyer and Downs.