'Cruel Intentions' TV Show News: Lead Actor Reveals New Secrets, Including 'Prestige Of Power' [VIDEO]

The leading man of the Cruel Intentions TV show gave some new insight on what fans can expect.

On Sunday, Entertainment Weekly got some scoop from Taylor John Smith, who plays Bash-- the son of Sebastian and Annette from the film-- who finds out that there's much more about his family's heritage than he knew. While his mother raised him to be a proper gentleman in Kansas, little does Bash know that he comes from a family made of money who will do whatever it takes to rise in power.

"He's thrown into this world where it's like this prestige of power, an empire of like-- desire, I guess you could say," Smith explained.

This leaves Bash with the choice of what kind of man he wants to become.

"He's at a point in his life where he has to either be the man his mom always wanted him to or turn out to be exactly like his father," the actor said.

Bash will make these shocking discoveries upon finding his father's journal, which has all the burning secrets.

"Bash had no idea about that life until he finds the journal," Smith said. "And so when he finds the journal, that's like him watching the movie."

As it turns out, Smith didn't actually see the 1999 film until he landed the part.

"Before I auditioned, I didn't watch the movie because I didn't want that to affect how I interpreted it," he said. "I watched it like six times after. It was like, 'Time to do my homework!'"

The series is expected to premiere this fall on NBC. Sarah Michelle Gellar, who played Kathryn in the film, will be reprising her role in the TV show.

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