The TV series reboot of the cult 1999 feature “Cruel Intentions” is officially not going forward either at NBC or another network.
Options on the cast for the pilot, including Sarah Michelle Gellar reprising her role from the original, are up next week and won’t be renewed – effectively killing the current incarnation of the project. Sony TV reportedly might re-develop the idea, but with the options lapsing the chances are unlikely.
Over the summer, the network considered “Cruel Intentions” as a possible original series for NBC’s direct streaming service (ala CBS All Access) but with that service still a long way from launching, and plans for a Summer 2017 launch scrapped, NBC passed on the pilot in October.
Over the past two months, Sony TV tried to shop it to other outlets to no effect. Taylor John Smith, Kate Levering, Samantha Logan, Sophina Brown, Coby Bell and Bryce Cass had also been slated to star in the project which would have followed the adult son of the late Sebastian Valmont (Ryan Phillippe).