Sarah Michelle Gellar took to Instagram today to confirm she'll be starring as Kathryn Merteuil on NBC's Cruel Intentions pilot.
"That's right, "Everybody loves me, and I intend to keep it that way,' #kathrynmerteuil is back!!! I am happy to say that I will be joining them (and @nbctv ) on the new#Crueltv," Gellar posted.
Merteuil the same character she portrayed in the 1999 movie of the same name.
NBC's Cruel Intentions picks up more than 15 years after the 1999 movie left off. The drama follows the beautiful and cunning Kathryn Merteuil (Gellar) as she vies for control of Valmont International as well as the soul of Bash Casey (Taylor John Smith), son of her brother, the late Sebastian Valmont, and Annette Hargrove.
Upon discovering his late father’s legacy in a hidden journal, Bash is introduced to a world of sex, money, power and corruption he never could have imagined. Sophinia Brown will co-star.
Gellar's NBC Kathryn is described as a master manipulator who easily hides her self-serving machinations behind a facade of charm, poise and warmth.
The woman behind the scandal involving Bash's mother, Annette Hargrove, Kathryn is now married to the wealthy Pascal Barrett and spearheads an inspiring youth rehabilitation movement, as well as being involved in a local private school.
The stepsister of Sebastian Valmont, Kathryn is privately shaken by the arrival of Sebastian's son, Bash, and the re-appearance in her life of the girl she wronged years ago, Annette Hargrove Casey. A force of nature, Kathryn has many secrets in her life.
Since Buffy the Vampire Slayer ended, Gellar has only chosen to work on two other pilots, both of which went to series.
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