Cruel Intentions sequel pilot ordered by NBC
Cue up “Bittersweet Symphony”: A Cruel Intentions sequel may be headed to the small screen.
NBC announced it has ordered a pilot for a sequel series based on the popular 1999 teen drama. The pilot is to be directed and co-written by the film’s director, Roger Kumble.
The story picks up 15 years after the events of the movie and follows “the beautiful and cunning Kathryn Merteuil as she vies for control of Valmont International as well as the soul of Bash Casey, the son of her brother, who was the late Sebastian Valmont, and Annette Hargrove. Upon discovering his late father’s legacy in a hidden journal, Bash is introduced to a world of sex, money, power, and corruption he never could have imagined,” according to NBC.
In the film, Sarah Michelle Gellar portrayed Kathryn, Ryan Phillippe played her stepbrother Sebastian, and Reese Witherspoon portrayed Annette.
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The network ordered a pilot script in October. Kumble executive produces along with co-writers Jordan Ross and Lindsey Rosin. The movie’s writer Neil Moritz will also serve as an executive producer, as will Pavun Shetty. Sony Pictures Television and Original Film will produce the pilot.