Fear is getting the TV show treatment.
The 1996 thriller, which starred Reese Witherspoon as a teen girl who is terrorized by an obsessive ex-boyfriend (Mark Wahlberg), is being adapted for the small screen for Peacock by The Path creator Jessica Goldberg.
This adaptation is a "modern series reinvention" that "finds two young lovers in a psychological game of cat and mouse—but who’s the cat, and who’s the mouse?" Like the film, the series will be set in Seattle, where David and Nicole meet and fall into "an epic, once-in-a-lifetime romance" that soon turns sour and dangerous.
"Told from conflicting points of view, the series wrestles with personal demons, hidden agendas and reframes the 'he said she said' convention into a twist-filled suspense story about toxic relationship."
In addition to The Path, Goldberg was also showrunner on Netflix series Away, and has written episodes of Parenthood and Deception. She will serve as writer and executive producer for Fear.
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