Cruel Intentions Series Officially a Go for Prime Video


Prime Video has officially given a series order for the drama Cruel Intentions, inspired by the iconic ’90s film of the same name, with a cast confirmed.

The cast will include Sarah Catherine Hook (First Kill), Zac Burgess (Totally Completely Fine), Savannah Lee Smith (Gossip Girl), Sara Silva (American Horror Stories), Khobe Clarke (Firefly Lane, Yellowjackets), John Harlan Kim (The Last Thing He Told Me, 9-1-1), Brooke Lena Johnson (You) and Sean Patrick Thomas (Till). Claire Forlani, Nikki Crawford, Isabella Tagliati, Zeke Goodman and Jon Tenney are recurring.

Cruel Intentions will premiere exclusively on Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide. The series is produced by Sony Pictures Television, Amazon MGM Studios and Original Film.

The new eight-episode adaptation takes place at an elite Washington, D.C., college, where two ruthless stepsiblings will do anything to stay on top of the cutthroat social hierarchy. After a brutal hazing incident threatens the entire Panhellenic system at their school, they’ll do whatever is necessary to preserve their power and reputation, even if that means seducing the daughter of the vice president of the U.S.

“From the ’90s cult-classic film to the 18th-century novel from which it was adapted, Cruel Intentions has captivated audiences with a story that transcends time,” said Lauren Anderson, head of AVOD originals, unscripted and targeted programming at Amazon MGM Studios. “We are beyond thrilled to share the next chapter of Cruel Intentions’ intriguing interplay of deception, wit and reckoning with Prime customers and couldn’t be more appreciative of the commitment, dedication and talent from this entire team—our incredible cast, endlessly clever writers, led by Phoebe and Sara, our fantastic partners at Sony and Original Film and the executives that led the way at Amazon MGM Studios.”

Sara Goodman and Phoebe Fisher, executive producers, said, “We are so excited to get to work together to continue the legacy of Cruel Intentions, a film that remains beloved by so many—including us! We promise to make this next iteration as fun, irreverent and boundary-pushing as the original and are grateful to our partners at Original Film, Sony and Amazon MGM Studios for trusting us to keep it cruel.”

Cruel Intentions defined an era and is still a centerpiece in popular culture. We are excited to have Phoebe and Sara bring this new adaptation to life, as this has been a passion project of ours since I got to Sony,” added Lauren Stein, head of creative at Sony Pictures Television. “We are grateful for our partners at Prime Video, Amazon MGM Studios and Original Film, who brought the movie to life over 20 years ago.”