Sarah Michelle Gellar Is Grateful the 'Cruel Intentions' Series Was Cancelled

Sarah Michelle Gellar discusses the Cruel Intentions revival that NBC rejected

explains why she is happy that the pilot was not picked up for a full season.

It received a trial order from the Peacock Network in February 2016,

but the network declared in October of that same year that it would not be continuing forward with the project

Although Gellar agreed to reprise the part of Kathryn Merteuil, she eventually thought the new version fell short of the 1999 movie.

With Merteuil (Gellar) competing for control of Valmont International as well as the soul of Bash Casey,

, the Cruel Intentions reboot would have taken place more than 15 years after the movie left off. 

Bash is introduced to a world of sex, money, power, and corruption

when he discovers his late father's inheritance in a secret journal.