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, money, power and corruption he never could have imagined.
Per our sister site Variety, Gallagher will play Bash’s grandfather Edward Valmont, a sexy, powerful and ruthless billionaire hotel magnate. Delighted to discover he has a long-lost grandson, Edward starts grooming Bash for a life of wealth and opportunity.
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* ABC announced Monday that Nashville cast members — including Clare Bowen, Chris Carmack, Charles Esten, Will Chase, Jonathan Jackson and Aubrey Peeples — will once again go on tour this spring, including a first-ever run in the U.K. Tour dates and ticket info can be found here.
* 24 vet Dennis Haysbert will guest-star on the April 12 and 19 episodes of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, playing FBI Special Agent Bob Anderson. Per EW.com, Anderson is an old colleague of Holt’s and has a personality almost identical to the captain’s.
* Pop singer Ivy Levan has joined Fox’s Rocky Horror Picture Show remake in the role of Usherette.
* ABC’s Castle will be preempted on March 28 by an encore of The Catch‘s series premiere.