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Cruel Intentions is being revisited as a television series

10.21.2015

Once upon a time, CRUEL INTENTIONS was a big deal.

At the height of BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER's success, Sarah Michelle Gellar starred in a teen version of DANGEROUS LIASONS, where she made out a bit with Selma Blar. Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe were also in the film, but whatever... Back to the kissing...

The rest of the film was less than memorable, but that smooch was ultimately the selling point for young minds like mine who were all about plunking down a few bucks at the box office to see some girl-on-girl action involving Buffy. Two other films bearing the CRUEL INTENTIONS name were made, but they were cast off into the cruel world of direct-to-DVD, so no one pays much attention to them anyway.

But now NBC wants to perhaps resurrect CRUEL INTENTIONS once again, bringing the concept to series as a sequel of sorts to the original film. A pilot script has been ordered with the story centering around the character of Bash Casey, the son of Phillippe and Witherspoon's characters. Somehow this kid goes from a small-town Kansas upbringing into the lurid atmosphere of a San Francisco prep school, and... I think I've said enough.

I didn't know that there was such a demand for anything CRUEL INTENTIONS at this point. There barely was back in 1999. But with old movies being revived as TV shows now a rampant thing, I guess I shouldn't be surprised. Everything is fair game these days, as plenty of shit is being thrown against the wall to see what could stick.

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Source: Deadline

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11:10PM on 10/21/2015
Not every movie needs to be a TV series. I'm guessing 10 Things I Hate About You will be the next TV series. Sigh.
Not every movie needs to be a TV series. I'm guessing 10 Things I Hate About You will be the next TV series. Sigh.
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1:47PM on 10/22/2015
They did make a 10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU show. It lasted 1 season.
They did make a 10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU show. It lasted 1 season.
12:17AM on 10/23/2015
I was being sarcastic there but they really did make that???
I was being sarcastic there but they really did make that???
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10:28PM on 10/21/2015
Didnít they already do this on Fox or some other network forever ago? Enough with the movie to TV remakes.
Didnít they already do this on Fox or some other network forever ago? Enough with the movie to TV remakes.
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10:15PM on 10/21/2015
It sounds too similar to GOSSIP GIRL and (like the others mentioned below) like a rehash of CRUEL INTENTIONS 2. There were 2 sequels that most people hated. Wasn't that enough?
It sounds too similar to GOSSIP GIRL and (like the others mentioned below) like a rehash of CRUEL INTENTIONS 2. There were 2 sequels that most people hated. Wasn't that enough?
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6:44PM on 10/21/2015

Yeah, ok.

This will fall in the Revenge and Nashville category, as in who gives a shit. A bit like the new Scream series.
This will fall in the Revenge and Nashville category, as in who gives a shit. A bit like the new Scream series.
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5:18PM on 10/21/2015

Klahn is right.

"Manchester Prep" would've been the name of the series, with Amy Adams in the Gellar role. The network thought it was too smutty and decided not to air the series, so they shot a few extra scenes of raunchier footage and made it a DTV movie: Cruel Intentions 2. It's very sleazy and I love it, mostly because there's no moralizing and all the bad people win in the end. And everybody sleeps with everyone else. Leaves me with a song in my heart.
"Manchester Prep" would've been the name of the series, with Amy Adams in the Gellar role. The network thought it was too smutty and decided not to air the series, so they shot a few extra scenes of raunchier footage and made it a DTV movie: Cruel Intentions 2. It's very sleazy and I love it, mostly because there's no moralizing and all the bad people win in the end. And everybody sleeps with everyone else. Leaves me with a song in my heart.
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5:09PM on 10/21/2015

Already a TV Pilot

Am I mistaken, or wasn't there already a pilot for a Cruel Intentions TV show back in the day? It was filmed but not picked up by FOX?
Am I mistaken, or wasn't there already a pilot for a Cruel Intentions TV show back in the day? It was filmed but not picked up by FOX?
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