Sarah Michelle Gellar is set to reprise one of her memorable roles in the upcoming Cruel Intentions television series.
The actress took to social media and confirmed that she would once again play the conniving Kathryn Merteuil, the role she originally took on in the 1999 drama.
NBC ordered a pilot earlier this month, setting up the basis for a potential television set 15 years after the original movie. The sequel television outing will see Merteuil vying for control of Valmont International and the soul of Bash Casey, the son of her late brother (played by Ryan Phillipe in the film) and Annette Hargrove (originally played by Reese Witherspoon). Bash, which we’re assuming will be a nickname for Sebastian, finds his late father’s journal and is introduced to a world of sex, money, power and corruption.
According to Deadline, cast in the role of Bash is Taylor John Smith, who’s had roles in Insidious: Chapter 3, the Martyrs remake and ABC’s American Crime. Samantha Logan (The Fosters) will be playing Cassidy, the spoiled daughter of Kathryn’s husband Pascal, and Sophina Brown (Numbers, Shark) will play will play Naomi, the ex-wife of Pascal and mother to Cassidy.
Cruel Intentions writer-director Roger Kumble is on board as executive producer and will be directing the pilot. Kumble penned the script alongside Lindsey Rosin and Jordan Ross, who previously brought to life The Unauthorized Musical Parody Of Cruel Intentions.
#throwbackthursday (a bit early in Los Angeles) this picture was taken on the eve of production on the original #cruelintentions. Its me #rogerkumble (director) and #nealmoritz (exec producer) and the other is a picture of us now on the eve of production on the new #cruelintentions. That’s right “everybody loves me, and I intend to keep it that way” #kathrynmerteuil is back!!! I am happy to say that I will be joining them (and @nbctv ) on the new #Crueltv
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