There’s a ‘Cruel Intentions’ TV Show in the Works


The ’90s revival has apparently run out of options that are network TV friendly.

Deadline reports that NBC has ordered scripts for a television adaptation of Cruel Intentions, one that would center on the son of two original cast members rather than wrangle Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe, and Reese Witherspoon into the television game. (TV is a big deal now, but it’s not Reese Witherspoon big.)

The show will be centered on Bash Casey, the 16-year-old son of Witherspoon and Phillippe’s characters. It’ll be set in San Francisco, not New York—get ready for the Marcia Fucking Brady of Pacific Heights—but don’t worry; it’ll still include plenty of “sex, money, power, and corruption,” just like the original.

Interestingly, the series won’t just involve writer-director Roger Kumble; Lindsey Rosin and Jordan Ross, creators of this year’s Unauthorized Musical Parody of Cruel Intentions, are also onboard. Guess they impressed Kumble when he saw the show this spring, along with cast members Witherspoon, Gellar, and Selma Blair. Can they still call it Unauthorized, though?