Cruel Intentions TV series in the works

This is completely separate from the TV show that US network NBC attempted to get off the ground in 2016.

A TV reboot of the hit 90s teen drama Cruel Intentions is in development at IMBD TV. 

The show will swap the film’s elite New York prep school setting for a top university in Washington D.C. where two ruthless step siblings are once again prepared to do anything to stay on top of the social hierarchy in its sororities and fraternities.  

“After a brutal hazing incident threatens the entire Panhellenic system, they’ll do whatever’s necessary to preserve their power and reputations,” reads the official plot synopsis. “Even seduce the daughter of the Vice President of the United States.”

The pilot will be written by Phoebe Fisher who will be joined by I Know What You Did Last Summer’s Sara Goodman if the show is officially picked up. 

The original Cruel Intentions film premiered in 1999 and starred Ryan Phillipe and Sarah Michelle Gellar as scheming step siblings Sebastian and Kathryn who bet the former can’t seduce innocent new girl Annette (Reese Witherspoon). 

A prequel and sequel followed in 2002 and 2004 respectively to very negative reviews. 

This will be the second attempt to turn the film into a TV show. Back in 2016, NBC produced a pilot following Sebastian and Annette’s teenage son Bash (Taylor John Smith) which ultimately was not picked up. 

IMBD TV is a free streaming service that recently launched here in the UK and can be accessed through Amazon Prime

Source: Deadline

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