The proposed new series from original director and writer Roger Kumble will centre on the son of Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe's characters, who sets out on a quest to learn about his family history after reading his father's journal, according to

Phillippe's character, Sebastian Valmont, dies at the end of the movie.

It's unclear if he, Witherspoon or co-stars Selma Blair, Joshua Jackson and Sarah Michelle Gellar will make an appearance on the TV show.

Witherspoon and Phillippe wed months after the movie, based on classic play Les Liaisons dangereuses, came out and had two children. They divorced in 2007.

The TV show news comes months after the launch of a musical based on the movie, which was staged in Los Angeles earlier this year (15).