‘Cruel Intentions’ revival may still happen; NBC extends deals with Sarah Michelle Gellar, cast

NBCWhile the revival of “Cruel Intentions” may not have been picked up to series by NBC earlier this year, we do come today bearing a key message: Don’t rule the series itself out just yet.

According to a new report coming in from Deadline, the options for the entire cast of the pilot, including main star Sarah Michelle Gellar (who is reprising her role in the original movie) have been extended. Therefore, there’s a little more time for the powers-that-be to make a decision on where the show could go, and what it could look like provided that it continues to make it onto the air.

When it was not a part of the 2016-17 schedule, there was talk that “Cruel Intentions” may be perfectly suited as a summer series, and the show was being circled for that more so than anything else. That seems to especially be the case now if NBC wants to continue to look at making the show work. There is also interest from other suitors, but for now, Sony TV seems to be looking primarily at the aforementioned network as its home. They’ve developed a good relationship with them over the years; “The Blacklist” and its spin-off are both housed there, “Timeless” is a new series from the studio getting a great timeslot this fall, and while “Community” was eventually canceled, NBC was kind enough to give the show at least five seasons there.

Hopefully, a formal announcement will be made in the coming weeks, since this is the sort of thing you don’t want to see the network wait too long on in the event people forget about them.

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