Alert the secret society, because word on the street is that a Cruel Intentions sequel series may soon be headed to screens!
EW reported that NBC has announced that it has placed an order for a pilot of a series based on the 1999 film which starred Ryan Phillippe, Sarah Michelle Gellar, and Reese Witherspoon. The pilot is set to be directed and co-written by Cruel Intentions 1 and 2 director and writer, Roger Kumble.
The show will pick up 15 years after the conclusion of the original film, and according to NBC follows, "the beautiful and cunning Kathryn Merteuil as she vies for control of Valmont International as well as the soul of Bash Casey, the son of her brother, who was the late Sebastian Valmont, and Annette Hargrove. Upon discovering his late father's legacy in a hidden journal, Bash is introduced to a world of sex, money, power, and corruption he never could have imagined."
Um, what — did they just reveal that Annette and Sebastian had a son?! Talk about a plot twist!
NBC placed the order for a pilot script way back in October, and with many of the original crew set to work on the series, hopefully we'll hear more news about this exciting potential new series very soon.
Cruel Intentions was based on the novel 'Les Liaisons Dangereuse' by Choderlos de Laclos, and when it was released in 1999 grossed an impressive $75 million, from the rather small budget of just $10.5 million.
Source: Entertainment Weekly