Cruel Intentions‘ biggest, baddest bitch is officially back.
Sarah Michelle Gellar will be part of the NBC pilot that is a sequel to the 1999 movie in which she starred, the actress announced Wednesday via Instagram.
#throwbackthursday (a bit early in Los Angeles) this picture was taken on the eve of production on the original #cruelintentions. Its me #rogerkumble (director) and #nealmoritz (exec producer) and the other is a picture of us now on the eve of production on the new #cruelintentions. That's right "everybody loves me, and I intend to keep it that way" #kathrynmerteuil is back!!! I am happy to say that I will be joining them (and @nbctv ) on the new #Crueltv
Per Gellar’s social media post, she’ll reprise the role of Kathryn Merteuil, who in the movie was a vindictive, two-faced, cocaine-sniffing manipulator and stepsister to Ryan Phillippe’s Sebastian.
Picking up over 15 years after the end of the movie, the project follows the cunning Kathryn as she vies for control of Valmont International as well as the soul of Bash Casey, the son of the late 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.
Per the official character description, Kathryn is every bit as sexy, smart and charming as we remember, and she’s now married to the wealthy Pascal Barrett and is at the head of a laudable youth-rehabilitation movement and involved in a local private school.
Bash’s arrival — and, accordingly, that of his mother — throws Kathryn off her game a bit… though, of course, she never shows it.
Bash will be played by Taylor John Smith (American Crime). 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).
Gellar’s last series-regular role was on CBS’ The Crazy Ones. Her TV resumé also includes Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Ringer, All My Children and (lest we forget!) Swans Crossing.
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