Tastes Good: Sarah Michelle Gellar to Reprise ‘Cruel Intentions’ Role For NBC Show
Oh, you thought you'd seen the last of the sadistic Kathryn Merteuil? Silly rabbit.
Last night (February 24), Sarah Michelle Gellar, who played the unflappable teenage puppeteer in 1999's Cruel Intentions, announced she was reprising the role for an upcoming TV adaptation. The remake, an NBC project, will pick up 15 years after the film, and though the intended series hasn't yet received a full order, Gellar's at least confirmed for its pilot episode.
"That's right 'everybody loves me, and I intend to keep it that way' #kathrynmerteuil is back!" Gellar posted with the Instagram photo above, which includes a throwback photo from 1999 with Cruel Intentions director Roger Kumble and executive producer Neal Moritz. Both will work on the new Cruel Intentions project, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The new drama will follow Merteuil — still a master manipulator — as she vies for ownership of Valmont International and control of her nephew, Bash Casey, THR adds. "Upon discovering [the late Sebastian Valmont's] legacy in a hidden journal, Bash is introduced to a world of sex, money, power and corruption he never could have imagined," the pilot's description reads.
Lindsey Rosin and Jordan Ross, who created 2015's Cruel Intentions musical parody in Los Angeles, found fans in Kumble and Moritz, and will also work on the new NBC project. Kumble, Ross and Rosin will write the pilot's script together.
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