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Sarah Michelle Gellar To Star In Sometimes I Lie Limited Series From Ellen DeGeneres & Warner Bros. TV

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EXCLUSIVE: Buffy the Vampire Slayer alumna Sarah Michelle Gellar is set to star in and executive produce Sometimes I Lie, a limited series based on former BBC journalist Alice Feeneys debut novel, which is being developed by Ellen DeGeneres A Very Good Production and Warner Bros. TV whether the company is based. WBTV optioned the book on behalf of A Very Good Production, whose DeGeneres and Jeff Kleeman will executive produce alongside Gellar.

In Sometimes I Lie, Gellar stars as Amber Reynolds, a woman who wakes up in a hospital, unable to move, speak, or open her eyes. She can hear everyone around her, but they dont know she can. Amber doesnt 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 twenty years ago.

Sometimes I Lie is an international bestseller released in March 2017 by HQ/HarperCollins in the UK and Flatiron/Macmillan in the U.S. The book has been published in over twenty countries.

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This would mark a rare series starring vehicle for Gellar, who has been sought after the success of Buffy the Vampire Slayer but has been very selective and has only done two series since, the CWs Ringer and CBS The Crazy Ones with Robin Williams.

Sometimes I Lie also marks a new step in the expansion of A Very Good Production. It would be the first limited/drama series for the company, which has produced a couple of comedy series, most recently ABCs Splitting Up Together, now in Season 2, a number of reality series, including NBC hits Little Big Shots and Ellens Game of Games, which just returned for a second season. Additionally, A Very Good Production has animated series Green Eggs and Ham coming up on Netflix.

Sometimes I Lie was packaged by ICM Partners. Feeney is repped by ICM Partners/Curtis Brown Group. Gellar is repped by ICM Partners, Brillstein Entertainment Partners, Markham, Froggatt and Irwin in the UK and Morris Yorn Barnes. DeGeneres is repped by ICM Partners and Morris Yorn Barnes.

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