Sarah Michelle Gellar Signs on for Cruel Intentions TV Show: The Bitch Is Back!


by Lauren Piester

The bitch is back.

Sarah Michelle Gellar has officially signed on to reprise her role as Kathryn Merteuil in NBC’s Cruel Intentions sequel, meaning that pilot just got a whole lot cooler. 

Gellar will star in the project, which comes from writers Jordan Ross and Lindsey Rosin and the original film’s writer/director Roger Kumble, serves as a follow-up to the 1999 movie. The series will follow Kathryn’s quest to control Bash, the son of Annette Hargrove (originally played by Reese Witherspoon), and the deceased Sebastian Valmont (originally played by Ryan Phillippe), as he leaves his small Kansas town to learn more about his family’s legacy at Brighton Preparatory Academy.

Gellar announced the news on her Instagram, posting a photo with Kumble and movie and show executive producer Neal Moritz.

Since her days on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Gellar starred opposite Robin Williams in the sweet but short-lived comedy The Crazy Ones, and starred opposite herself in the short-lived but not quite as sweet drama, Ringer. She has also been lending her voice to Robot Chicken and Star Wars Rebels.

No word yet on whether any of the movie’s other stars, including Witherspoon, Phillippe, Joshua Jackson, and Selma Blair, could make appearances, but we can always dream.



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