October 21, 2015


'Cruel Intentions' TV Series In The Works at NBC

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'90s movie lovers, rejoice: Cruel Intentions is coming back...but this time to television.

Variety reports that the 1999 teen flick—starring a young Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe, Reese Witherspoon and Selma Blair—is in development at NBC. The adaptation's script is being written by Roger Kumble, the film's original director and writer, so you know it's legit.

The 2015 Cruel Intentions would focus on Kansas-bred teen Bash Casey, the son of Sebastian Valmont (who you'll remember was played by Phillippe in the film and *spoiler alert if you haven't seen it* died) and Annette Hargrove (played by Witherspoon). After discovering his late father's journal, Bash learns of a family legacy he didn't know existed and lands a scholarship to attend a prestigious San Francisco prep school, finding himself in his own sexy world of money and power.

This Cruel Intentions rework is one several TV remakes of '80s and '90s classics that tap into millenials nostalgic yearnings. It follows Showtime's upcoming revival of Twin PeaksNetflix's new-age Full House called Fuller House, a rework of The X Files coming to Fox, along with a just-announced resurrection of Gilmore Girls coming to Netflix too. 

Psst! Hey, NBC...what about The O.C. or Freaks and Geeks next