Back in October of last year, NBC announced that it was developing a new series based on the 1999 film Cruel Intentions, which would take place 15 years after the end of the movie and focus on Bash Casey, the teenage son of the characters played by Ryan Phillippe and Reese Witherspoon. But despite the show having literally everything anyone could want (Sarah Michelle Gellar, a character named “Bash Casey,” an official description that included the phrase “a world of sex, money, power and corruption he never could have imagined”), it didn’t make the cut for NBC’s fall schedule.
But. But. It turns out hope is not lost. And not only is hope not lost, hope might also be sexy and racy and repackaged for a cable network or streaming service.
NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke discussed the series at the TCAs this week, and after expressing disappointment that there wasn’t room in the fall schedule, she stressed that they’re still committed to it, even touching on the idea of cable-ing it all up, sexiness-wise.
“I think there would be two versions of the show,” Salke said. “If it ends up on some alternative platform, we would have more leeway, but it is designed to be dishy and fun and push the envelope as far as sexuality. It’s not something we’re inviting kids in to watch.”
This is normally where I would try to wrap things up with a pithy little kicker or something, but I’m sorry, I’m still too stuck on the main character of this show being named Bash Casey. Bash Casey!