Cruel Intentions Pilot Cast

Cruel Intentions Pilot: American Crime Actor Cast as Sebastian's Son

NBC’s Cruel Intentions pilot has cast Taylor John Smith as the offspring of Ryan Phillippe and Reese Witherspoon’s Sebastian and Annette.

Picking up over 15 years after the end of the movie, the project follows the cunning Kathryn Merteuil (Sarah Michelle Gellar has been approached to reprise the role) as she vies for control of Valmont International as well as the soul of Bash Casey, the son of her late brother Sebastian Valmont and Annette Hargrove. 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.

Smith, who currently can be seen on American Crime Season 2 as Luke, will play Bash, our sister site Deadline reports. Additionally, Samantha Logan (The Fosters, Teen Wolf) has been cast as Cassidy, the spoiled daughter of Kathryn’s husband Pascal.

Roger Kumble, who wrote and directed the Cruel Intentions film, penned the pilot with Lindsey Rosin and Jordan Ross (of The Unauthorized Musical Parody Of Cruel Intentions).

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12 Comments
  1. Grace says:

    I was actually thinking Connor Jessup, the kid who plays Taylor in American Crime would have been good in this role, but this seems like a good casting, too. He looks like he could be their kid. Now they just need to get Sarah Michelle Gellar to sign on!

  2. David4 says:

    He’s actually a pretty damn good pick!

  3. Lola says:

    If somehow they manage to nab SMG to reprise her role, I’m so in.

  4. “(Sarah Michelle Gellar has been approached to reprise the role)” That’d be cool.

  5. I don’t know why SMG would be hesitant about jumping at the opportunity. Does she even act anymore? I know she opened a bakery or something.

    • Anna says:

      She definitely still acts. She had a CW show, had that show with Robin Williams, and did a bunch of voiceover work (like with Robot Chicken) in the past few years. So hopefully they’ll be able to get her for this.

  6. Z says:

    he was in Grey’s Anatomy last year as the guy Stephanie asked out that turned out to be 17.

  7. Jenn W says:

    Are they approaching Reese Witherspoon to cameo? That would be amazing as well!

  8. Gerald says:

    I wonder how old he is? IMDB doesn’t say. At 6’1″ he might be hard to pass for 14-15.