“Cruel Intentions” hits the small screen with its own series on NBC, reports Variety. The broadcast company placed an order for a pilot of the upcoming TV series. “Cruel Intentions” offers a different genre from the other shows seen on NBC.
It will focus on Bash Casey the teenage son of Sebastian and Annette played by Ryan Phillippe and Reese Witherspoon in the film, respectively.
However, the movie did not explicitly mention Annette’s pregnancy at the end when she drove off after Sebastian’s funeral. In her possession was Sebastian’s journal.
The character of Kathryn Merteuil, played by Sarah Michelle Gellar, continues her pursuit to control Valmont International. At the same time, she seeks to control her stepbrother’s son.
Bash ultimately discovers his late father’s legacy through the journal that his mother took. He soon leaves Kansas for San Francisco to attend the prominent Brighton Preparatory Academy. Ultimately, his world opens to money, power, corruption and sex.
Roger Kumble directs the pilot episode. He is the original writer and director of the 1999 movie. He also takes on the duties of executive producer alongside Lindsey Rosin and Jordan Ross.
Rosin and Ross co-wrote the modern day plot for what Vogue dubbed the ultimate 90s movie. The duo also wrote “Cruel Intentions” the musical shown in Los Angeles last summer.
After watching it, Kumble teamed up with the pair to create a TV series.
In October 2015, Variety revealed NBC bought their script for the series. It also came with a guarantee from Kumble.
To date, there is no news if any of the original cast members will appear in the series.
Last year, Just Jared reported Reese Witherspoon, Sarah Michelle Gellar, and Selma Blair reunited at “The Unauthorized Musical Parody of Cruel Intentions” on May 28. Ryan Phillippe caught the show the month before.
Gellar and Blair even reenacted their famous kiss.