Sarah Michelle Gellar, who was a breakout star as TV’s “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” in the late 1990s, has a new series.
Deadline reports that Gellar will star in and executive produce “Sometimes I Lie,” a limited series based on the debut novel of former BBC journalist Alice Feeney.
“The series is being developed by Ellen DeGeneres’ A Very Good Production and Warner Bros. TV, where the company is based,” Deadline reports. “WBTV optioned the book on behalf of A Very Good Production, whose DeGeneres and Jeff Kleeman will executive produce alongside Gellar. Oscar-nominated writer Robin Swicord (‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’) is set to pen the adaptation.”
The report adds: “In ‘Sometimes I Lie,’ Gellar stars as Amber Reynolds, a woman who wakes up in a hospital, unable to move, speak or open her eyes. She can hear everyone around her, but they don’t know she can. Amber doesn’t remember what happened, but she has a suspicion her husband had something to do with it. The timeline alternates between her paralyzed present, the week before her accident, and a series of childhood diaries from 20 years ago.”