Amazon is working on a series inspired by the 1999 teen drama, Cruel Intentions, which starred Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe, Reese Witherspoon and Selma Blair. According to TVLine, Amazon has placed an eight-episode series order for the TV adaptation of the film, with production set to get underway in early June in Toronto. Variety reports the series is expected to premiere on the company’s Amazon Freevee free streaming service; however insiders say there’s a chance the series could shift to sibling streamer Prime Video.
The latest iteration of the story will be set at an elite university in Washington, D.C. and follows ‘two ruthless step-siblings who will do anything to stay at the top of the Greek Life hierarchy at their elite college. When a brutal hazing incident threatens the entire Panhellenic system, they’ll do whatever is necessary to preserve their power and reputations… including seducing the daughter of the U.S. vice president.’
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