NBC has purchased a script with a commitment from the film's original director and writer, Roger Kumble

By Lindsay Kimble
Updated October 21, 2015 12:35 PM
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Cue “Bittersweet Symphony” – Cruel Intentions may be making a comeback on the small screen.

NBC has purchased a script with a commitment from the film’s original director and writer, Roger Kumble, according to Variety.

The new series will follow Bash Casey, the son of Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe‘s characters from the 1999 movie, according to Deadline Hollywood.

Set in present day, Bash finds his father’s journal and learns of the late Sebastian Valmont’s former fortune. Hoping to find answers about his family history, he leaves Kansas for the world of private schools in San Francisco, Deadline reports.

Kumble will reportedly direct the show’s pilot and co-write the series with Lindsey Rosin and Jordon Ross, who will also serve as executive producers.

The duo was behind the parody Cruel Intentions: The Completely Unauthorized Musical, which opened in Los Angeles earlier this year.

The hot ticket reunited many of the cult classic’s original stars, including Witherspoon, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Selma Blair, who all came out to see the production.

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In the original film, Michelle Gellar and Phillippe played step-siblings who use their money and popularity at an elite private school to manipulate the innocent Witherspoon and Blair.

The TV reboot will be produced by Sony Pictures TV with Original Film and AMBI, according to Deadline.