Peacock has taken to development Fear, a series based on the 1996 thriller The way creator Jessica Goldberg, Imagine Television and Universal TV, has confirmed Deadline.
Written by Goldberg, inspired by Imagine Entertainment’s 1996 cult classic film Fear, the reinvention of the modern series finds two young lovers in a psychological game of cat and mouse, but who is the cat and who is the mouse? When David and Nicole first meet in Seattle, it feels like an epic, once-in-a-lifetime romance, but it soon becomes clear that the seemingly perfect couple is anything but. Told from conflicting points of view, the series wrestles with personal demons, hidden agendas and recasts the “he said she said” convention into a twist-filled suspenseful tale of toxic relationships.
Goldberg executive produces with Imagine Television’s Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Lilly Burns and Kristen Zolner. Universal Television, a division of the Universal Studio Group, is the studio.
Fear The film, directed by James Foley and written by Christopher Crowe, starred Mark Wahlberg, Reese Witherspoon, William Peterson, Alyssa Milano and Amy Brenneman. The psychological thriller was heavily panned by critics when it was initially released, but became a hit. sleeper blow grossing $20 million at the US box office and became a cult film.
Goldberg created, executive produced, and served as showrunner on The way, which aired for three seasons on Hulu. She most recently directed and executive produced the acclaimed Netflix series. Far, starring Hillary Swank.
Variety was the first to break the news.
Jessica Goldberg is an established and prolific showrunner, writer, and playwright who currently has an overall deal with Universal Television. She most recently directed the acclaimed Netflix series AWAY, starring Hilary Swank and which she executive produced alongside Jason Katims and Matt Reeves. Prior to that, she created, executive produced and directed the Hulu series THE PATH, which starred Aaron Paul, Michelle Monaghan and Hugh Dancy and ran for three seasons on Hulu. Jessica’s other television work includes two seasons on PARENTHOOD. In addition to her television work, Jessica is also a prolific writer and director, having adapted the screenplay for the Russo brothers’ film CHERRY, which premiered at Apple and stars Tom Holland, and prior to that directed their film SHELTER. , which he adapted from one of his plays. She is also an established playwright, having originally graduated from NYU and The Juilliard School’s dramatic writing program.
REPRESENTATIVES: Goldberg is represented by UTA and attorney Jeff Frankel.
on credit: Courtesy of UTA