Cruel Intentions is being rebooted for TV again

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Cruel Intentions will once again be transported over to the format of television, with streaming service IMDb TV developing a new reboot.

A cult teen romance released in 1999, the original movie starred Sarah Michelle Gellar (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Selma Blair (Hellboy), Reese Witherspoon (Little Fires Everywhere), Joshua Jackson (Dawson's Creek) and Ryan Phillippe (I Know What You Did Last Summer), before spawning a prequel and a sequel.

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Photo credit: Columbia Pictures - Getty Images

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Deadline reports that the latest incarnation, following NBC's cancelled reboot five years ago, will be based in Washington DC.

"Two ruthless step-siblings will do anything to stay on top. In this case, of the Greek life hierarchy at an elite Washington DC college.

"After a brutal hazing incident threatens the entire Panhellenic system, they'll do whatever's necessary to preserve their power and reputations – even seduce the daughter of the vice president of the United States," teases a description.

Phoebe Fisher and Sara Goodman penned the story together, which they'll be hoping will get a series order.

Photo credit: Columbia Pictures
Photo credit: Columbia Pictures


Related: Cruel Intentions' lesbian kiss was cut from a TV broadcast

Meanwhile, Gellar herself previously discussed one particular scene from the '90s flick that wouldn't stand a chance of making it onto screens in modern times.

It's the segment where Sebastian Valmont (Phillippe) lures an unsuspecting Cecile Caldwell (Blair) to his house before blackmailing her into having sex with him.

"What they're doing to her is horrible. We could never make that scene today, let's put it that way," the Kathryn Merteuil actress reflected.

Phillippe added as well: "At that age, it didn't feel as lascivious. I'm not sure I saw it the same way you would see it in retrospect."

In other news, Gellar's returning to the small screen soon in Amazon Prime's YA comedy Hot Pink.

Cruel Intentions does not currently have a release date at IMDb TV.

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