The sequel to 1999's Cruel Intentions has been waiting and waiting for its release, but NBC is won’t bring it to completion.
According to Deadline, NBC has asked Sony TV for cast option extensions on the Sarah Michelle Gellar-helmed series, but has no plans for when they’ll be airing the pilot. During the NBC upfront press call, NBC chairman Bob Greenblatt gave this explanation:
“It goes under the heading of embarrassment of riches,” he said. “There’s just so many shows that we have scheduled or ordered.”
Greenblatt called the soapy Cruel Intentions “a bit of an outlier for us, because there’s no other show like it in our list of genres.” Still, “we like it, and we’re still discussing it and trying to figure it out,” he said.
Gellar is reprising her role as Kathryn Merteuil, watching over her late brother’s son, who is introduced to a world of drugs and sex via his dad’s old notebook. Sexy tragedy ensues. The extended cast options are a good sign that we’ll finally get what we want, but in the meantime it will be so, so deliciously frustrating.
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