The iconic 90s film Cruel Intentions is making a comeback as Amazon has officially ordered an eight-episode series based on the movie. The show, which will be set in Washington, D.C., follows two ruthless step-siblings in college-Greek life.
Together they plot and scheme to preserve their power and reputation after a hazing incident goes wrong. According to a report by Variety, “Sources say Amazon has placed an eight-episode series order for a TV adaptation of the film which will likely be released through Freevee, Amazon’s free streaming service. Though it could potentially move to Prime Video.”
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The original film themes of power, sex and manipulation are likely to remain a prominent part of the series, as the show’s creators aim to capture the spirit of the original while also bringing something fresh and new to the table. The writers, Phoebe Fisher and Sara Goodman, have impressive track records in the entertainment industry, leaving fans eagerly anticipating the new series to see what the pair will bring to the table.
Since the original film’s release in 1999, it has become a cult classic. The announcement of the series has caused excitement among fans, who are speculating about potential cameos or guest appearances from the original cast members.
This includes Sarah Michelle Gellar, who played the iconic character of Kathryn Merteuil in the film. There has been no official confirmation of any cast members returning.
Although there’s still much to be revealed about the project, one thing is for sure: with the right combination of talent and storytelling, the Cruel Intentions series is sure to be a must-watch.
A look back at the cult classic Cruel Intentions
Cruel Intentions, the 1999 teen drama film directed by Roger Kumble, has gained a massive cult following. The movie’s compelling storyline and iconic cast made it an instant hit among young audiences, cementing its place as a classic of the genre.
The film, loosely based on the 18th-century novel Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos , follows the lives of wealthy, privileged teens attending a private school in New York City. The main characters, stepsiblings Sebastian Valmont (Ryan Phillippe) and Kathryn Merteuil engage in a game of seduction and manipulation to ultimately achieve their own selfish goals.
One of the things that made Cruel Intentions stand out was its incredible cast. In addition to Phillippe and Gellar, the film featured breakout performances by Reese Witherspoon and Selma Blair, who went on to have successful acting careers. The chemistry between the actors was palpable and their performances helped to make the movie a critical and commercial success.
The film was also notable for its soundtrack, which featured popular songs by artists such as The Verve, Counting Crows and Placebo. The soundtrack became a commercial hit, helping to introduce a new generation to the music of the late 90s.
Despite its controversial subject matter and initially mixed critical reception, Cruel Intentions has become a cultural touchstone for a generation of fans. Its themes of power, sex and manipulation have resonated with audiences, making it a perennial favorite among teen drama enthusiasts.
Overall, Cruel Intentions remains a cultural phenomenon that continues to captivate audiences, years after its initial release. With its gripping storyline, talented cast and iconic soundtrack, it is sure to remain a classic of the teen drama genre for years to come.
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