Cruel Intentions TV Show Is in the Works, Will Follow Son of Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe’s Characters

Ryan Phillippe, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Selma Blair, Reese Witherspoon
Cruel Intentions may be getting a reboot on NBC. Everett Collection

Coming soon to a small screen near you! Cruel Intentions is getting a reboot — but this time, as a TV series, Deadline.com reports

The 1999 cult classic, which starred rising stars Ryan Phillippe, Reese Witherspoon, and Sarah Michelle Gellar, will be getting a second life as a drama on NBC, with the son of Phillippe and Witherspoon’s characters as the protagonist.

The series will showcase the next chapter in the dark, warped world of Sebastian Valmont (Phillippe) and Annette Hargrove (Witherspoon), following the life of the pair's son, 16-year-old Bash Casey.

After discovering his late father’s journals, Casey leaves his small-town Kansas upbringing behind for San Francisco’s prestigious Brighton Preparatory Academy, where he finds himself in the center of an entirely new world of sex, money, power, and corruption.

According to reports, Roger Kumble, the original writer-director of the hit flick, will helm the TV project, and producer Neal H. Moritz is also onboard to help lead the charge for the series.

Lindsey Rosin and Jordan Ross, who created The Unauthorized Musical Parody of Cruel Intentions, a smash hit in the L.A. theater circuit, will serve as executive producers on the potential series.

Cruel Intentions, the TV series, is just the latest in a long string of ‘80s and ‘90s hits that are currently making their way back into the mainstream, including The X-Files, Twin Peaks, Full House, The Notebook, and even My Best Friend’s Wedding.

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