Sarah Michelle Gellar aka Buffy the Vampire Slayer is making her return to TV. She’s teaming up with TV veteran Ellen DeGeneres on an upcoming limited series, reports Deadline.
The project, entitled Sometimes I Lie, is based on BBC journalist Alice Feeney‘s 2017 novel by the same name. DeGeneres’ production company, A Very Good Production, will develop the series.
The story revolves around a woman named Amber Reynolds (Gellar), who wakes up in a hospital bed paralyzed and can neither speak nor open her eyes… but, unbeknownst to her doctors and visitors, she can hear. Amber has no memory, but she starts to pick up on things. She’s coming to the conclusion that her husband had something to do with landing her in the ER.
The series is based in the present and will rely on flashbacks to tell the story, taking the viewer back to the week prior to Amber’s accident (we’re not let in on what happened, actually) and 20 years earlier, using diary entries from Amber’s childhood.
In the source material, Amber introduces herself to the reader, saying: “There are three things you should know about me: 1) I’m in a coma. 2) My husband doesn’t love me. 3) Sometimes I lie.”
The last item begs the question… lie about what? If you’d like to read an excerpt from the book, you can do so here.
The long-running supernatural series Buffy the Vampire Slayer came to an end in 2003. Since then, Gellar has starred in other series like The Ringer (2011-2012) and The Crazy Ones (2013-2014). She’s also provided her voice for popular animated series like The Simpsons, American Dad! and Robot Chicken.
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