Popular talk show host Ellen DeGeneres and Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s Sarah Michelle Gellar are teaming up for a thrilling new limited series called Sometimes I Lie, according to Deadline. Gellar will star and executive produce alongside Warner Bros. TV and DeGeneres’ production company A Very Good Production. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’s Robin Swicord will write the series.
Based on Alice Feeney’s novel of the same name, Sometimes I Lie follows a woman named Amber Reynolds “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.”
Gellar also shared the news on her Instagram, revealing that she read the book in one sitting and knew that she had to make it – and thankfully, Ellen agreed!
[row]”How exciting is this?!? I read this book in one sitting and just knew, I had to make this. And how lucky that @theellenshow agreed with me. #SometimesILie ….. but not about this,” her caption read.[/row]
The series marks Gellar’s first TV role since appearing in 2013’s The Crazy Ones alongside Robin Williams. Prior to that, she starred in The CW’s one-season drama Ringer, but her most iconic small screen role is definitely Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which was on the air from 1996-2003.
As of now, Sometimes I Lie currently doesn’t have a home, but with the creative team and the thrilling plot, we’d be surprised if the series doesn’t get picked up by someone! Did you read Sometimes I Lie? Are you excited to see Gellar back on TV? Let us know!
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