Why Sarah Michelle Gellar Is Grateful
Sarah Michelle Gellar is talking about the Cruel Intentions reboot that NBC didn't pick up, and why she's glad the pilot wasn't picked up for a full season.
In February 2016, the Peacock Network gave it a pilot order. However, in October of the same year, it said that it would not be making the show
Gellar had agreed to play Kathryn Merteuil again, but she felt that the new version didn't live up to the 1999 movie.
She told the New York Times, "That was a totally crazy time." I have nothing against NBC, but Cruel Intentions is straight streaming. The first day
I thought, "This isn't going to work." It's just not a show on a network. And it's not my cruel intentions if it's a network show. So, I was really thankful.
The Cruel Intentions reboot would have happened more than 15 years after the movie ended, with Merteuil (Gellar) fighting for control of
Valmont International and the souls of Bash Casey, the son of her late brother Sebastian Valmont and Annette Hargrove,