Sarah Michelle Gellar is opening up in regards to the Cruel Intentions reboot NBC handed on and why she’s grateful the pilot was not picked as much as sequence.

The peacock community got a pilot order in February 2016 and introduced in October of that very same yr that it was not moving forward with the present. Gellar had signed on to reprise her role of Kathryn Merteuil however in the end felt the brand new take didn’t dwell as much as the 1999 movie.

“That was an entire loopy time,” she advised The New York Times. “Nothing in opposition to NBC, however Cruel Intentions is straight streaming. On the primary day, I used to be like, ‘This isn’t working.’ It’s simply not a community present. And if it’s a community present, it’s not my Cruel Intentions. So, I used to be truly grateful.”

The Cruel Intentions reboot would’ve taken place greater than 15 years after the movie left off with Merteuil (Gellar) vying for management of Valmont International in addition to the soul of Bash Casey, the son of her late brother, Sebastian Valmont, and Annette Hargrove. Upon discovering his late father’s legacy in a hidden journal, Bash is launched to a world of intercourse, cash, energy and corruption he by no means might have imagined.


Fox had beforehand taken a stab at a tv model of the movie with Manchester Prep, a prequel sequence. The present shot three episodes that by no means made it to air and had been then recut right into a direct-to-video launch referred to as Cruel Intentions 2.

In October 2021, it was announced that IMDb TV was engaged on an up to date model of the film based mostly on the novel Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Choderlos de Laclos however this time set on this planet of politics.

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