‘Cruel Intentions’ isn’t dead yet at NBC
The “Cruel Intentions” TV show is still in the works.
As of Thursday, the pilot options on the entire cast have been extended.
The television remake of the ’90s teen drama was picked up to pilot at NBC earlier this year, though it was not ordered to series. The network still has not made a decision but remains interested, therefore asking for cast option extensions for everyone. That includes lead Sarah Michelle Gellar, who is reprising her role in the potential TV series.
With NBC stalling to make a decision, sources say that Sony Television (the studio behind “Cruel Intentions”), has garnered interest from cable and streaming outlets, including Hulu, Freeform and more.
Insiders maintain that NBC is still looking at “Cruel Intentions,” perhaps for a summer 2017 debut, but the network has not settled on a sensible spot for the younger-skewing, sexy show, since it’s unlike anything else on The Peacock’s slate.
At NBC’s upfront in May, network boss Bob Greenblatt told reporters: “We’re still discussing it. … It falls under the heading of embarrassment of riches. It’s a bit of an outlier for us. There’s no other show like it [on our schedule]. We like it, we’re still discussing it and we’re trying to figure it out.”