Newswire: NBC dumps its Cruel Intentions reboot

According to Variety, NBC has abruptly dropped its long-in-the-works TV sequel to the 1999 film Cruel Intentions. A pilot had been filmed for the 2016-2017 TV season, but NBC chose not to give it a series order at the time and renewed the entire cast’s contracts for the summer season. Now, though, NBC has apparently realized that it already had too many shows planned for the summer and midseason, so it has simply decided to quit viciously toying with Cruel Intentions‘ emotions for some twisted game and just dump it already.

The Variety story points out that Cruel Intentions comes from Sony Pictures Television, not NBC, so there had apparently been some “lengthy back-and-forth negotiations” about ownership of the show. NBC had also supposedly expressed some concern previously that the “younger-skewing soapy drama” wouldn’t necessarily fit with the other shows on the network, which presumably means it was …

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