It is officially confirmed that Sarah Michelle Gellar is returning to “Cruel Intentions.” She announced the news on her Instagram account. After several weeks of negotiations, Sarah will be reprising her role as the diabolical Kathryn Merteuil from the cult 1999 movie "Cruel Intentions" as the female lead in NBC’s follow-up drama pilot based on the film. It had been reported earlier that Sarah had been approached to play the female lead in the series. This news comes just a few weeks after that. Gellar will be repeating her role from the film – Kathryn Merteuil, with the Television series set 15 years after the movie was produced in 1999.

Official Announcement Made by Sarah Michelle Gellar

Sarah Michelle Gellar posted a photo of which showed her along with director Roger Kumble and executive producer Neal Moritz alongside a similar photo that was taken from the 1999 movie on the first night of its production about 15 years ago.

Both the original producers Roger Kumble and Neal H. Moritz are returning for the NBC show.

The Full Cast and Crew Behind “Cruel Intentions”

Roger Kumble is the writer-director of the film “Cruel Intentions.” It is produced by Neal H. Moritz along with Lindsey Rosin and Jordan Ross, the duo behind the “The Unauthorized Musical Parody of Cruel Intentions.” The staging at Los Angeles’ Rockwell Table & Stage in May drew Kumble, Witherspoon, Gellar, and Selma Blair who all attended the program. Kumble, Moritz, and Pavun Shetty are the executive producers. Rosin and Ross are the co-executive producers.

The follow-up series

The TV show “Cruel Intentions” is set in current time. It follows the lovely and calculating Kathryn Merteuil (Sarah Michelle Gellar) as she tries to take over Valmont International.

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Her sights are also set on Bash Casey (Taylor John Smith), the son of her late brother, Sebastian Valmont (Phillippe), and Annette Hargrove (Witherspoon). Bash, discovers his late father’s journal and begins to learn of his father’s legacy which leads him into a world of power, corruption, sex, and money that he never knew.

Gellar has not performed too well in television since “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” went off the air in 2003. She starred in the short-lived “Ringer” in 2011 and “The Crazy Ones” in 2013. But Sarah Michelle Gellar is hoping to make a comeback, and fans of the 90's film are sure to be intrigued.