Sometimes I Lie: Sarah Michelle Gellar to star in limited series


Sarah Michelle Gellar returns to the small screen starring in and executive producing the limited series Sometimes I Lie.

Sarah Michelle Gellar, best known for her iconic role as Buffy Summers on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, will star in the limited series Sometimes I Lie, based on former BBC journalist Alice Feeney’s debut novel of the same name. The series is being developed by Ellen DeGeneres’s production company A Very Good Production and Warner Brothers TV. Both Gellar and DeGeneres will be serving as executive producers on the series, which is being written by Oscar winner Robin Swicord (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button).

The series is about a woman who wakes up in a hospital and is suffering from a severe form of Locked-in Syndrome in which every muscle in her body is paralyzed – unable to even speak or open her eyes – but in which she is aware and can hear everything happening around her. Unable to communicate, she pieces together what happened to her by gathering clues from the overheard conversations around her and suspects her husband might have something to do with her situation. The story will alternate between the present day, a week before the accident, and some childhood memories.

It sounds like an intriguing premise and I’m already wondering if Gellar’s character ever recovers from her condition to tell her story to those around her or if she’ll be able to understand what happened to her. Locked-in Syndrome is such a fascinating and frightening condition – its hard enough to communicate with people at the best of times, never mind when you’re completely paralyzed – and it certainly adds a difficult obstacle to the mystery.

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Of course, since she can’t open her eyes its not properly Locked-in Syndrome, which adds a sort of medical mystery to the series as well. Whether or not its a mystery it will address is another question entirely.

Are you excited for Sarah Michelle Gellar to return to television? Will you be watching Sometimes I Lie? Be sure to tell us in the comment section below!

Source: Deadline