The peacock community gave it a pilot order in February 2016 however introduced in October of that very same 12 months that it was not shifting ahead with the present. Gellar had signed on to reprise her function of Kathryn Merteuil however in the end felt the brand new take didn’t dwell as much as the 1999 movie.
“That was an entire loopy time,” she informed the New York Occasions. “Nothing towards NBC, however Merciless Intentions is straight streaming. On the primary day, I used to be like, ‘This isn’t working.’ It’s simply not a community present. And if it’s a community present, it’s not my Merciless Intentions. So, I used to be truly grateful.”
The Merciless Intentions reboot would’ve taken place greater than 15 years after the movie left off with Merteuil (Gellar) vying for management of Valmont Worldwide in addition to the soul of Bash Casey, the son of her late brother, Sebastian Valmont, and Annette Hargrove. Upon discovering his late father’s legacy in a hidden journal, Bash is launched to a world of intercourse, cash, energy and corruption he by no means may have imagined.
Fox had beforehand taken a stab at a tv model of the movie with Manchester Prep, a prequel sequence. The present shot three episodes that by no means made it to air and have been then recut right into a direct-to-video launch referred to as Merciless Intentions 2.
In October 2021, it was introduced that IMDb TV was engaged on an up to date model of the film based mostly on the novel Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Choderlos de Laclos however this time set on this planet of politics.