Sarah Michelle Gellar will lead new Cruel Intentions series


Sarah Michelle Gellar will lead new Cruel Intentions series

1999s Cruel Intentions couldn't have been more 90s if it tried, with Ryan Phillippe in a really nice coat, Reese Witherspoon looking about 12 and Buffy herself, Sarah Michelle Gellar, trying on a really, really bad girl role. Just look at the trailer!

And now it's back, with a full on TV revival in the works. And the latest news is ridiculously impressive - not only is Sarah Michelle Gellar set to appear in the series but she's going to be pretty much the lead of the NBC show and will actually be playing the same character as she did in the movie.

The news comes from the best possible source, Gellar herself, who posted an image to Instagram of her alongside the writer and director of the original movie Roger Kumble and exec producer Neal Moritz. And there's some extra nostalgia with a glimpse back to the 90s as well - some of these folks have aged better than others!

The new show is set 15 years after the events of the film and follows Gellar's Kathryn Merteuil. The big drama is that the son of Phillippe and Witherspoon from the original has turned up, played by Taylor John Smith, and things get complicated between the young man and his... aunt? The original was a pretty steamy affair, and fairly free with the bad language, so it's going to be interesting to see how it transfers to the small screen.

Cruel Intentions is about to start production, we'll see a trailer at least this year.

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