Nostalgia is all the rage and a new television series is on the way that will reboot a 1999 cult film. Cruel Intentions is getting its own series from Amazon.

Deadline reports that writers Phoebe Fisher and Sara Goodman, Sony Pictures Television, Amazon Studios and Original Film will bring this new series to life. The premise of this show will carry on the themes set forth in the throwback film.

The entire idea is borrowed from the novel Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Choderlos de Laclos, where two step siblings will do anything to top each other. This time we will see it go down at a Washington, D.C. college.

A brutal hazing incident will spark the entire plot for this new series. We’re not going to include too many spoilers, but seducing the daughter of the President of the United States will be a part of this new series.


Fisher is writing the pilot with Goodman supervising. Then the two will pen the whole series together.

Neal H. Moritz of Original Film is executive producing alongside the company’s Pavun Shetty. Andrea Iervolino and Monica Bacardi of Iervolino & Lady Bacardi Entertainment and Bruce Mellon are also producing.

The orginal 1999 film featured Ryan Phillippe, Reese Witherspoon and Sarah Michelle Gellar. It was not confirmed if any of them will be attached in any fashion.

Gellar already reprised her role for a series, which went to pilot at NBC, but the series never picked up. This new attempt is the second shot at making a Cruel Intentions series a reality.  

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