Amazon Studios is developing a series adaption of the 1999 thriller Cruel Intentions which is based on the novel Dangerous Liaisons, and the cast for that series has been announced.
The main cast includes Sarah Catherine Hook (First Kill, Impeachment: American Crime Story) as Caroline, Zac Burgess (Totally Completely Fine) as Lucien, Khobe Clarke (Yellowjackets, Firefly Lane) as Scott, Brooke Lena Johnson (You, South of Hell) as Beatrice, Sara Silva (The Boys, American Horror Stories) as CeCe, Sean Patrick Thomas (Cruel Intentions) as Professor Chadwick, John Harlan Kim (The Last Thing He Told Me, 9-1-1) as Blaise, and Myra Molloy (He’s All That, The Bold Type) as Annie.
They will be joined by Laura Benanti (Younger, Nashville), who will have a recurring guest star role of Claudia, Caroline’s mother. Jon Tenney (The Closer, Major Crimes) will appear in a recurring guest star role as a U.S. Congressman Russell.
The series is said to follow “two ruthless step siblings who would go to great lengths to stay on top of the social pyramid. In this case, their focus is the Greek life hierarchy at an elite Washington, D.C. college. After a brutal hazing incident threatens the entire Panhellenic system, they’ll do anything to preserve their power and reputations, even attempt to seduce the daughter of the Vice President of the United States.”
The streamer has placed an eight-episode series order for the adaptation, which will likely be released through Freevee, Amazon’s free streaming service, though it could potentially move to Prime Video.
This new version of the series is written and executive produced by Phoebe Fisher with Sara Goodman. Neal H. Moritz and Pavun Shetty of Original Film will executive produce. Moritz was a producer on the original film.
The series is scheduled to begin production this month in Toronto.