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    Sarah Michelle Gellar Says She Was Actually "Grateful" When The "Cruel Intentions" Reboot Was Canceled

    The movie was set to get a reboot as a TV series back in 2016.

    Sarah Michelle Gellar was never a fan of the idea of a Cruel Intentions reboot.

    A closeup of Sarah

    Back in 2016, a television reboot of the film was pitched — and NBC actually gave it a pilot order.

    The movie's poster

    Sarah was set to reprise her role as Kathryn Merteuil as she competed for her family’s business, 17 years after the conclusion of the film.

    Sarah in the film laying in a bed

    But Sarah says from the very first day of filming, she knew the series wasn't going to work out.

    A closeup of Sarah

    "That was a whole crazy time. Nothing against NBC, but Cruel Intentions is straight streaming," Sarah said in an interview with The New York Times.

    A closeup of Sarah

    She continued, "On the first day, I was like, 'This isn’t working.' It’s just not a network show. And if it is a network show, it’s not my Cruel Intentions."

    A closeup of Sarah in the film

    In the end, NBC decided to pass on the reboot and Sarah admits she was relieved.

    A closeup of Sarah

    "I was actually grateful," Sarah concluded.

    A closeup of Sarah

    While the series didn't work out, IMDb TV is now working on reboot of the film based on the novel, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, by Choderlos de Laclos. No word on when it will premiere.

    The film's cast pose together

    You can read all that Sarah had to say here.