Deadline has reported that Coby Bell is the latest name to join the growing cast on the NBC pilot, Cruel Intentions, playing a key role.
The pilot is set fifteen years after the events of the 1999 film of the same name, having us follow the cunning and beautiful Kathryn Merteuil vying for the control of Valmont International as well as the soul of Bash Casey, the son of the late Sebastian Valmont and Annette Hargrove.
Coby Bell has been brought onboard to play the role of Pascal Barrett, a dashing and smug California power lawyer, who is the attorney for billionaire Edward Valmont. Polite and concerned when he first meets young Bash Casey, Pascal quickly drops his pleasant facade with Kathryn as the two plan their strategy. Coby Bell will be joining a cast that includes Sarah Michelle Gellar (reprising the role of Kathryn Merteuil), Sophina Brown (Pascal’s ex-wife Naomi), Taylor John Smith (Bash Casey),Samantha Logan (Naomi’s daughter Cassidy), Nathalie Kelley (Chief of Staff Carmen) and Kate Levering (Annette Hargrove).
Must admit besides the young actors being brought in for key roles, NBC is bringing in quite an experienced ensemble surrounding them and with Coby Bell being attached makes me more intrigued as I haven’t seen him on television since way back in the late-90’s/mid-2000’s series Third Watch (yes I haven’t seen Burn Notice or The Game).