Paramount+ today announced that its new original series Fatal Attraction will premiere with two episodes on Sunday, April 30, exclusively on Paramount+ in the U.S. and Canada.
The streaming service also revealed that its new young adult drama series, School Spirits, will premiere with two episodes on Thursday, March 9, exclusively on Paramount+ in the U.S. and Canada.
Fatal Attraction will premiere May 1st in the U.K., Australia, Latin America, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and France. The premiere date in South Korea will be announced at a later date.
Following the premiere, the remaining six episodes will be available to stream weekly on Sundays in the U.S. and Canada, and on Mondays in the U.K., Australia, Latin America, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and France.
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The announcement was made during the series’ panel at Paramount+’s Television Critics Association presentation.
The Fatal Attraction panel featured series stars Joshua Jackson, Lizzy Caplan, Amanda Peet, Alyssa Jirrels and executive producers Alexandra Cunningham, Kevin J. Hynes and Silver Tree.
Fatal Attraction is 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 toward strong women, personality disorders and coercive control.
The series stars Joshua Jackson as Dan Gallagher, Lizzy Caplan as Alex Forrest, Amanda Peet as Beth Gallagher, Alyssa Jirrels as Ellen Gallagher, Toby Huss as Mike Gerard, Reno Wilson as Detective Earl Booker and Brian Goodman as Arthur Tomlinson.
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.
Silver Tree also serves as executive producer and directed five episodes.
In addition to the March 9 premiere in the U.S. and Canada, School Spirits will premiere on Friday, March 10 in Australia and the U.K. Premiere dates for other Paramount+ international markets will be announced at a later date.
Following the premiere, new episodes of the eight-episode-long season will be available to stream weekly on Thursdays for subscribers in the U.S. and Canada and on Fridays for subscribers in Australia and the U.K.
The announcement was made during the series’ panel at Paramount+’s Television Critics Association presentation, where a first look teaser trailer (watch below!) was also revealed.
The School Spirits panel featured series star Peyton List, along with cast members Nick Pugliese and Milo Manheim; showrunner and executive producer Oliver Goldstick; and creators, executive producers and writers Nate and Megan Trinrud.
Produced by Awesomeness Live-Action Studios, the YA series is centered around Maddie Nears (Peyton List, Cobra Kai and BUNK’d), a teen girl stuck in the afterlife investigating her mysterious disappearance.
Maddie goes on a crime-solving journey as she adjusts to high school in the afterlife, but the closer she gets to uncovering the truth, the more secrets and lies she discovers.
School Spirits is based on the upcoming graphic novel by Nate & Megan Trinrud and Maria Nguyen. The cast also includes Kristian Flores as Simon Elroy, Spencer MacPherson as Xavier Baxter, Kiara Pichardo as Nicole Herrera, Sarah Yarkin as Rhonda, Nick Pugliese as Charley, Rainbow Wedell as Claire Zolinski and Milo Manheim as Wally Clark.
Josh Zuckerman and Maria Dizzia have recurring guest star roles as Mr. Martin and Sandra Nears, respectively.
Oliver Goldstick (Pretty Little Liars, Bridgerton) serves as showrunner and executive producer of School Spirits, along with creators Nate and Megan Trinrud, who wrote the pilot.
Max Winkler (Cruel Summer, Jungleland) directed the first two episodes and also executive produced.
Mirko Parlevliet has been reporting on the entertainment industry since 1998 and founded Vital Thrills in 2018 to cover the latest streaming, movie, TV, and video game news. Mirko previously created the websites ComingSoon, Spider-Man Hype!, SuperHeroHype and ShockTillYouDrop.