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As referenced in a recent Ask Ausillo, the drama — which NBC failed to greenlight in October — will not find new life at another network. Sony, the production studio, had shopped the project around this fall. Per Deadline, the cast’s extended options are up next week and won’t be renewed.
As recently as the Television Critics Association summer press tour, NBC president Jennifer Salke said »
If you were looking forward to Sarah Michelle Gellar’s return as Kathryn Merteuil in the TV sequel to 1999’s Cruel Intentions, then we have some bad news for you as EW is reporting that NBC has passed on the pilot.
There may be some light at the end of the tunnel though, as Sony Pictures Television is apparently seeking an alternative home for the project, which has been created by original writer-director Roger Kumble and would see Gellar returning as the conniving Kathryn Merteuil as she vies for control of Valmont International.
Kate Levering had signed on to play Annette Hargrove, Reese Witherspoon’s character from the movie, while Taylor John Smith would portray Bash Casey, the son of Annette and the late Sebastian Valmont (Ryan Phillippe). »
- Gary Collinson
After spending months in pilot purgatory, a decision has finally been made about the future of NBC’s Cruel Intentions — and it’s not good news.
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NBC has decided not to order the drama to series, TVLine has learned. Though the pilot was well-received, we hear there are simply too many shows on the network’s midseason roster to keep Cruel Intentions on hold.
The pilot picked up roughly 16 years after the events of the cult-classic film, with Annette — now played by Kate Levering — raising her and Sebastian’s teenage son Bash in Ohio. »
If you already have a healthy distrust of cable news, Thursday’s series premiere of Notorious — which is keeping Scandal‘s timeslot warm until the drama returns midseason — likely did very little to quell your suspicions.
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“Where do you think Kathryn Merteuil is right now? After her public humiliation on the steps of Manchester Prep, where did she go?”
That simple question — with an undoubtedly complicated answer — was the genesis for NBC’s Cruel Intentions revival, executive producer Jordan Ross told TVLine last month during a visit to our Comic-Con interview suite (presented by Zte).
The pilot picks up nearly two decades after the events of the 1999 film, as Bash Casey — the secret son of Annette Hargrove (Reese Witherspoon, played in the series »
The Cruel Intentions TV show pilot is still alive at NBC. Pilot options on the whole cast have been extended. Variety reports the network remains interested, but, "...sources say that Sony Television (the studio behind “Cruel Intentions”), has garnered interest from cable and streaming outlets, including Hulu, Freeform and more."Sarah Michelle Gellar is reprising her 1999 film role, Kathryn Merteuil, in the sequel series. Kate Levering has taken on the Annette Hargrove character (Reese Witherspoon in the movie). The Cruel Intentions TV series pilot cast also includes Peter Gallagher, Taylor John Smith, Nathalie Kelley, Coby Bell, Anne Winters, Duane Henry, and Samantha Logan.Read More… »
The “Cruel Intentions” TV show is still in the works.
As of today, the pilot options on the entire cast have been extended, Variety has learned.
The television remake of the ’90s teen drama was picked up to pilot at NBC earlier this year, though was not ordered to series. The network still has not made a decision on whether to order the series, but remains interested, therefore asking for cast option extensions for everyone, including lead Sarah Michelle Gellar, who is reprising her role in the potential TV series.
With NBC stalling to make a decision, sources say that Sony Television (the studio behind “Cruel Intentions”), has garnered interest from cable and streaming outlets, including Hulu, Freeform and more.
Insiders maintain that NBC is still looking at “Cruel Intentions,” perhaps for a summer 2017 debut, but the network has not settled on a sensible spot for the younger-skewing, sexy show, since »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Variety reports that Roger Kumble, creator of the Cruel Intentions TV show adaptation says NBC and Sony are still in talks to bring the show to the air, possibly next summer. NBC ordered the Cruel Intentions pilot, back in February. When the show was not among the series announced during the recent Upfront, word broke that the pilot was still alive at the Peacock Network.
Cruel Intentions is a sequel to 1999 Cruel Intentions feature film, starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe, and Reese Witherspoon. Gellar is reprising the role of Kathryn Merteuil in the sequel series. Kate Levering has been cast as Annette Hargrove (Witherspoon's role). The pilot cast also includes Peter Gallagher, Taylor John Smith, Nathalie Kelley, Coby Bell, Anne Winters, Duane Henry, and Samantha Logan.
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[caption id="attachment_43922" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Cruel Intentions TV show adaptation pilot for NBC.[/caption]
Although not yet ordered to series, the Cruel Intentions TV show pilot is still alive at NBC. According to Variety, Cruel Intentions may still go forward at NBC, in time for the 2016-17 television season.
The pilot is a sequel to 1999 Cruel Intentions feature film, starring Sarah Michelle Gellar as Kathryn Merteuil, Ryan Phillippe as Sebastian Valmont, and Reese Witherspoon as Annette Hargrove. Gellar is reprising her role in the TV sequel. Kate Levering has been cast as Hargrove. The TV pilot cast also includes Peter Gallagher, Taylor John Smith, Nathalie Kelley, Coby Bell, Anne Winters, Duane Henry, and Samantha Logan.
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Back in February, actress Sarah Michelle Gellar confirmed that she is coming back to reprise her role as Kathryn Merteuil in NBC's Cruel Intentions TV series. Last month, she took to her Instagram page to tease her new brunette look, while showing fans the cover page of the pilot script. Now that filming is currently under way, the actress took to her Instagram page yet again, revealing two new photos from the set, one of which was on location in San Francisco with the Golden Gate Bridge in the background, and the second showcasing the actress taking a break from the shoot while taking a steamy bathtub photo.
The original Cruel Intentions movie, based on the novel of the same name by Choderlos de Laclos, centered on Sarah Michelle Gellar's Kathryn Merteuil, who seeks revenge after being dumped by her beau Court Reynolds (Charlie O'Connell) for the innocent Cecile »
Peter Gallagher‘s next TV offspring will make Ryan Atwood look like an angel.
The O.C. alum has been cast in Cruel Intentions, NBC’s drama pilot that follows up on the 1999 film.
Picking up more than 15 years after the end of the movie, the project centers on Bash Casey, son of the late Sebastian Valmont and Annette Hargrove (Reese Witherspoon in the film, Drop Dead Diva‘s Kate Levering in the pilot). Upon discovering his father’s legacy in a hidden journal, Bash is introduced to a world of sex, »
“The O.C.” alum joins Sarah Michelle Gellar as a series regular in the pilot. In one of the biggest casting announcements this pilot season, Gellar is reprising her role as Kathryn Merteuil in the TV adaptation of the ’90s film.
NBC’s “Cruel Intentions” kicks off 15 years after the film ended, centering around Gellar’s all-grown-up Kathryn, as she vies for control of Valmont International as well as the soul of Bash Casey (newcomer Taylor John Smith), the son of the late Sebastian Valmont (the character that was played by Ryan Phillippe in the original film) and Annette Hargrove (the character played by Reese Witherspoon). Upon discovering his late father’s legacy in a hidden journal, Bash is introduced to a world of sex, money, power and corruption he never could have imagined.
Gallagher will play Edward Valmont, »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Last month, we reported that NBC is eyeing original Cruel Intentions star Sarah Michelle Gellar to return as Kathryn Merteuil in the network's new TV adaptation of the hit movie. Just a few weeks later, the actress confirmed that she is coming back to reprise her iconic role, by sharing a photo of herself alongside producers Neal H. Moritz and Roger Kumble, the latter of which wrote and directed the original movie. Over the weekend, the actress took to her Instagram page again, to share photos of her new brunette hairstyle, along with a photo of the pilot script title page.
The original Cruel Intentions movie, based on the novel of the same name by Choderlos de Laclos, centered on Sarah Michelle Gellar's Kathryn Merteuil, who seeks revenge after being dumped by her beau Court Reynolds (Charlie O'Connell) for the innocent Cecile (Selma Blair). Kathryn challenges her step-brother Sebastian »
The Cruel Intentions pilot for NBC has added another person to its cast. Kate Levering, best known for her role on Drop Dead Diva, has been cast in the pilot as Annette Hargrove, who was played by Reese Witherspoon in the film. She will join Sarah Michelle Gellar, who recently announced she was reprising her role for the new series pilot.
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Entertainment Weekly has revealed that Kate Levering (Drop Dead Diva) has joined the upcoming TV series sequel to Cruel Intentions, taking over the role of Annette Hargrove, played by Reese Witherspoon in the 1999 movie. Levering joins Sarah Michelle Gellar, who is returning as Kathryn Merteuil.
The pilot picks up fifteen years after the movie and follows Kathryn “as she vies for control of Valmont International, as well as the soul of Bash Casey, who is the son of her brother, the late Sebastian Valmont (Ryan Phillippe), and Annette Hargrove.”
In the series, Annette is described as “a genuine, good Christian woman for whom life has not been easy. Annette lives in a small town with her husband, Trevor Casey, and her son, Bash, with whom she has a close and playful relationship. Annette is rocked by Trevor’s sudden and scandalous death, and Bash’s discovery that his biological dad »
- Gary Collinson
NBC’s “Cruel Intentions” pilot has cast the role played by Reese Witherspoon in the original movie, and Disney Channel has renewed series “Best Friends Whenever” and “Bunk’d.” Also in today’s TV news roundup: much more pilot casting, and the first trailer for season eight of Bravo’s “Real Housewives of New York City.”
Kate Levering (“Drop Dead Diva”) has been cast in NBC’s “Cruel Intentions” pilot. Levering will play Annette Hargrove, the character played by Reese Witherspoon in the film. The pilot, which is bringing back Sarah Michele Gellar to reprise her role, picks up 15 years after the movie, with Kathryn Merteuil (Gellar) fighting for control of Valmont International as well as the soul of Bash Casey (Taylor John Smith), the son of Annette and the late Sebastian Valmont (who was played by Ryan Phillippe in the film).
Vanessa Williams has signed to play »
- Jacob Bryant
You didn't think NBC's sequel of sorts to 1999's Cruel Intentions was going to be able to land Reese Witherspoon to reprise her role as Annette Hargrove, did you? Okay, good, because it's not happening. Sarah Michelle Gellar may be back to take up as Kathryn Merteuil 15 years later, but it's going to be Drop Dead Diva's Kate Levering on the other side, replacing Witherspoon as the now-older Hargrove for the... Read More »
- Billy Donnelly
Better get started on your manifesto, because there's a new Annette Hargrove in town. While Sarah Michelle Gellar is set to reprise her role in NBC's Cruel Intentions TV show, the production has cast a new actress to take over the role that Reese Witherspoon made famous: Kate Levering will play Annette in the adaptation, E! News has confirmed. The show is a continuation of the film, taking place 15 years after innocent Midwestern transfer student Annette fell under the spell of Ryan Philippe's now-deceased bad boy Sebastian Valmont. Broadway vet Levering most recently co-starred for six seasons as a successful, driven lawyer on the Lifetime dramedy Drop Dead Diva. She also played a lawyer on »
Cruel Intentions has found quite the Diva (alum) to fill Reese Witherspoon’s shoes: Drop Dead Diva‘s Kate Levering has been tapped to play Annette Hargrove in NBC’s pilot based on the 1999 movie, our sister site Deadline reports.
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Picking up over 15 years after the end of the movie, the potential series follows the cunning Kathryn Merteuil — played by Sarah Michelle Gellar, reprising her film role — as she vies for control of Valmont International as well as the soul of Bash Casey (American Crime »
NBC’s “Cruel Intentions” pilot has cast “Drop Dead Diva” alum Kate Levering, TheWrap has learned. Levering will play Annette Hargrove, the role played by Reese Witherspoon in the 1999 movie. The pilot picks up more than 15 years after the end of the movie, an adaptation of the French novel “Les Liaisons dangereuses” by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos. Sarah Michelle Gellar will reprise her role as Kathryn Merteuil as she vies for control of Valmont International and the soul of Bash Casey (Taylor John Smith), the son of her stepbrother, the late Sebastian Valmont, and Annette Hargrove. Upon discovering his late father’s legacy in a. »
- Reid Nakamura
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