Another attempt is underway to adapt the 1999 teen romance drama film Cruel Intentions into a series; this time for IMDb TV.
This latest pilot, which comes about five years after NBC passed on a sequel series, will be written by Phoebe Fisher (Euphoria) and Sara Goodman (original Gossip Girl), while Neal H. Moritz (Fast & Furious franchise), who produced the original Cruel Intentions film, is among the executive producers, according to TVLine.
While no cast has been attached to the new project, the potential series will be set in Washington, D.C., and center on two ruthless step-siblings who will do anything to stay at the top of the Greek Life hierarchy at their elite college.
Series adaption: Another attempt to adapt the 1999 teen romantic drama film Cruel Intentions into a series is underway for IMDb TV; the original film, starring Reese Witherspoon, Ryan Phillippe, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Selma Blair, has turned into a cult classic over the years
As the story progresses, a brutal hazing incident threatens the entire Panhellenic system, and they'll do whatever is necessary to preserve their power and reputations, which includes seducing the daughter of the vice president of the United States.
Cruel Intentions was based on the Choderlos de Laclos novel Les Liaisons Dangereuses, which was first made into the 1988 film Dangerous Liaisons starring John Malkovich, Glenn Close and Michelle Pfeiffer, as well as young unknowns Uma Thurman and Keanu Reeves.
The 1999 film adaptation tells the story of step brother and sister Sebastian and