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.
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. (That’s right, Annette was apparently pregnant with Sebastian’s baby when he died.)
Annette once again crosses paths with Sebastian’s sister Kathryn — a role masterfully reprise by Sarah Michelle Gellar — when Bash runs away to San Diego, seeking the truth about his father’s past. Needless to say, the drama that ensues is equal parts sun-kissed and bi-curious.
Sony Pictures TV is seeking a new home for the project.
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