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.

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