Classic ’90s teen movie ‘Cruel Intentions’ to be made into TV series

It will centre on Bash Casey, son of the characters played by Ryan Phillippe and Reese Witherspoon

Classic 1999 teen movie Cruel Intentions is to be made into TV series.

The Cruel Intentions drama series, which is in the works at NBC, will centre on Bash Casey, the son of the characters played by Ryan Phillippe and Reese Witherspoon in the cult teen film.

The story will begin with Bash Casey discovering his late father’s journal and deciding to swap his small-town upbringing in Kansas for a scholarship at Brighton Preparatory Academy, the prestigious San Francisco school where his parents made mischief. According to Deadline, Bash “soon finds himself in a world of sex, money, power, and corruption he never could have imagined”.

Roger Kumble, who wrote and directed the original Cruel Intentions film, which was itself based on revered French novel Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Choderlos de Laclos, is writing the TV series alongside Lindsey Rosin and Jordan Ross, the duo behind hit LA stage show The Unauthorized Musical Parody Of Cruel Intentions.

When original Cruel Intentions stars Witherspoon, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Selma Blair attended one of the parody musical’s performances in May, a picture of the reunited trio went viral.

NBC has ordered a script for the Cruel Intentions TV series and will pay a penalty if a pilot episode is never made. As well as co-writing the script, Kumble is in line to direct the pilot episode.

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