Sarah Michelle Gellar has been cast as the lead in an upcoming limited drama series produced by Ellen DeGeneres.
Deadline reports that DeGeneres’ production company A Very Good Production is adapting “Sometimes I Lie,” the 2017 novel by BBC journalist Alice Feeney into a limited series. Robin Swicord (“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”) will write the script.
Gellar will portray Amber Reynolds, a woman who wakes up paralyzed in the hospital. She is unable to move or see but can hear what’s going on around her. She begins to suspect her husband is responsible for her accident. The screenplay will jump from her time in the hospital, to a week before the accident as well as some of her childhood memories interspersed between.
The actress has only appeared in two series, “Ringer” and “The Crazy Ones,” since the end of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.”