Sarah Michelle Gellar Confirms Return for 'Cruel Intentions' TV Series
She's back! Sarah Michelle Gellar is returning to her role as manipulative rich b-tch Kathryn Merteuil in NBC's sequel to "Cruel Intentions." Gellar starred in that 1999 high school movie, alongside Selma Blair, Ryan Phillippe, and Ryan's then girlfriend, Reese Witherspoon.
Here's Sarah announcing her return:
#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
According to TVLine, the new series picks up more than 15 years after the end of the movie and follows Kathryn as she vies for control of Valmont International and Bash Casey, son of the late Sebastian Valmont (played by Phillippe in the movie) and Annette Hargrove (Witherspoon). You may recall that Sebastian kept a journal of all of his exploits, and young Bash is meant to find that and be introduced to a world of sex, money, power, and corruption.
It's kind of hard to see how they are going to make a network version of this very R material. Then again, if Emma Roberts can do it on FOX's "Scream Queens," an OG like SMG may have no problem on NBC.
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