2020 will be Sarah Michelle Gellar’s year.
The Golden Globe-nominated star is set to reunite with the creators of Ringer for the upcoming Fox dramedy Other People’s Houses, which is described as a mixture between Big Little Lies and Catastrophe.
Based on the critically-acclaimed novel of the same name by Abbi Waxman, the upcoming series will reportedly focus on nine people who live in the “quiet, well-off” Larchmont Village neighbourhood of Los Angeles.
Though a social media lens, the characters of Other People’s Houses will “navigate their way through emotional ups and downs, as they try to figure out their lives as partners, parents, friends, and neighbors”.
Sarah will play social media influencer Anne Porter. It is expected to arrive on Fox in 2020.
It will be the second television comeback for Sarah next year. She will also lead the upcoming thriller miniseries, Sometimes I Lie as Amber Reynolds, a woman who wakes up in hospital unable to move, speak or open her eyes.
Each episode will flash between Amber in the hospital, her childhood and the events that led up to her being hospitalised. Although she doesn’t remember what happened to her, she suspects her husband was responsible for putting her there.
Sarah will also executive produce the series alongside Ellen DeGeneres and Warner Bros TV. Robin Swicord, who earned an Academy Award nomination for her work on The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, will helm the adaptation.
The iconic actress hasn’t starred in a television series since the short-lived ABC comedy, The Crazy Ones, which starred the late Robin Williams. It came shortly after her critically-acclaimed stint on Ringer, which was unjustly cancelled after one season.
Sarah is best known for her role as the title character in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The fantasy series is often regarded as one of the most iconic and influential television shows of all time, and Buffy as one of the greatest female characters.
She also starred in iconic films such as Cruel Intentions, I Know What You Did Last Summer, Scream 2, Scooby Doo, Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed and The Grudge. Check out Sarah Michelle Gellar’s most iconic TV and movie moments here.