Just as we finish celebrating the return of Gilmore Girls, there's more good news. Cult classic Cruel Intentions will be returning to our screens as a TV show. The 1999 film starring Ryan Phillippe, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Reese Witherspoon will be used as the basis for a new show produced by NBC, with Roger Kumble, the original film's director, and producer Neal H. Moritz reportedly on board to adapt the film for the small screen.
In the original, Sebastian Valmont, played by Phillippe, falls for innocent Annette Hargrove, played by Witherspoon, when his stepsister challenges him to seduce her. The new show shifts to present day San Francisco where we follow Bash Casey, the 16-year-old son of Sebastian and Annette.
He leaves behind a small town in Kansas to study at the prestigious Brighton Preparatory Academy. When he uncovers his family legacy through his father's journals, Bash is swept up in a whirlwind of corruption and decadence.
Will his life end as tragically as his father's? We'll have to tune in to find out.