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Silly Rabbit, Of Course Sarah Michelle Gellar Will Be Back in NBC’s Cruel Intentions Pilot

Sarah Michelle Gellar In 'Cruel Intentions
Everybody loves SMG, and she intends to keep it that way. Photo: Archive Photos/2012 Getty Images

Last fall, NBC announced it was developing a Cruel Intentions TV series, which would be a sequel to the iconic 1999 prep-school sex drama. Now Sarah Michelle Gellar, who played the devilish and eminently quotable Kathryn Merteuil, has announced that she and Kathryn are back. The script — from the original film’s writer and director Roger Kumble, producer Neal H. Moritz, and Unauthorized Musical Parody of Cruel Intentions creators Jordan Ross and Lindsey Rosin — follows the 16-year-old Bash Casey (Taylor John Smith), son of Annette Hargrove (Reese Witherspoon) and Sebastian Valmont (Ryan Phillippe) (neither Witherspoon or Phillippe are involved, though give this a season or two). After discovering the truth about his father in a hidden journal, Bash moves from small-town Kansas to San Francisco, where he joins a swanky prep school and has to reckon with his step-aunt Kathryn, who is fighting for control of a big corporation. Sophina Brown (who will play the ex-wife of Kathryn’s husband) and Samantha Logan (Brown’s daughter) are also in the pilot.

Sarah Michelle Gellar Joins TV Cruel Intentions