Sarah Michelle Gellar Set to Reprise Her Role in CRUEL INTENTIONS TV Series
NBC is currently developing a pilot for a Cruel Intentions TV series, and Sarah Michelle Gellar is set to reprise her role as Kathryn Merteuil from the original 1999 film. Gellar made the announcement herself on Instagram with the following message:
"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"
She is set to appear in the pilot episode, and if a full season gets ordered she will be a series regular. I think it's pretty awesome that the actress was willing to reprise her role. I've been a fan of Gellar since her days as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but since then the stuff she's been involved with has been hit and miss. THR offers the following information on the show:
"NBC's Cruel Intentions picks up more than 15 years after the 1999 movie left off. The drama follows the beautiful and cunning Kathryn Merteuil (Gellar) as she vies for control of Valmont International as well as the soul of Bash Casey (Taylor John Smith), son of her brother, 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."
The report offers a description of Gellar's character in the series "as a master manipulator who easily hides her self-serving machinations behind a facade of charm, poise and warmth." It goes on to say:
"The woman behind the scandal involving Bash's mother, Annette Hargrove, Kathryn is now married to the wealthy Pascal Barrett and spearheads an inspiring youth rehabilitation movement, as well as being involved in a local private school. The stepsister of Sebastian Valmont, Kathryn is privately shaken by the arrival of Sebastian's son, Bash, and the re-appearance in her life of the girl she wronged years ago, Annette Hargrove Casey. A force of nature, Kathryn has many secrets in her life."
The series was created by the film's original writer-director Roger Kumble as well as producer Neal H. Moritz. I liked the film, so I'm interested to see how this series sequel turns out. Here's what Gellar posted on her Instagram page. What do you all think about her reprising her role?
#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