When NBC announced its Fall line-up back in May, one obvious absentee was that of its already highly discussed “Cruel Intentions” sequel series.
The project was in development at the network and had managed to snag Sarah Michelle Gellar to reprise her role from the original 1999 film. At the time, the network said it didn’t have the space on their schedule for it and were exploring other options for this sequel series focusing on the son of Ryan Phillippe’s character.
Now, speaking at the Television Critics Association this week, NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke told reporters the network is currently exploring options for streaming services. As a result, they are developing both a broadcast-friendly version and a racier version in the case of it not going to broadcast:
“I think there would be two versions of the show. If it ends up on some alternative platform, we would have more leeway, but it is designed to be dishy and fun and push the envelope as far as sexuality. It’s not something we’re inviting kids in to watch.”
Due to the delay, NBC has had to extend the contracts for Gellar and other cast members in order to hold them and Salke says that means they are dead serious about making the show.