It's about time Cruel Intentions made its way back into our lives some way or another. But who would have guessed that Sarah Michelle Gellar, who single-handedly made the 1999 film the cult classic it is today, would be interested in returning to that dark dark world for a TV series?
Gellar, who is still best known for playing Buffy Summers in Buffy The Vampire Slayer, hasn't had the best TV luck since the show, which follows a teenager who's destined to slay vampires for the rest of her life, came to an end. She starred in the CW drama Ringer, but that ended up being canceled. Then she had a role alongside Robin Williams in the comedy The Crazy Ones, but that also didn't make it past a first season.
In Cruel Intentions, Gellar starred as Kathryn Merteuil, the sinister sister of Ryan Phillippe's Sebastian Valmont. While Valmont died in the first film (sorry, but if you haven't seen it you deserve to be spoiled), the series will move 15 years in time. It will follow the adventures of Valmont's son, who he had with Reese Witherspoon's innocent Annette Hargrove. If Gellar reprises her role, we're certain her relationship with her nephew will be pretty scandalous (if not vaguely incestuous?).
NBC has already picked up the pilot, and the director of the original film, Roger Kumble, is not only set set to direct it, but will executive produce the series as well. If she signs on, Gellar may finally get the TV project she deserves.