For Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ringer finally puts a date on her much talked about return to television. The upcoming CW show could be her chance to prove that she is far from type casted by her role as Buffy.
In a way, Gellar has worked under the radar for some time now. She has been in a few choice movies, but hasn’t done a whole lot of television. But being the star of the O.G. vampire drama Buffy The Vampire Slayer has given her quite the cult following.
Smartly, the series was picked up by CW, a network with a prime audience for her return. It’s safe to say that a great deal of Vampire Dairies fans were once Buffy fiends. They will soon be flooded with previews of the upcoming series, which will most likely capture the attention of former Buffy fans.
The thriller looks to be a tad on the serious side for that demographic, but I think they are well primed by shows like VD and One Tree Hill. The premise is not exactly original, but I like where they are headed with it.
A young woman, plagued by a traumatic incident, decides to hide out with her wealthy twin sister. After her sister apparently commits suicide, Gellar’s character decides to start impersonating her, living a glitzy life in a crisp-looking house.
Naturally there are some thing about her sister that she didn’t know until after she had everyone convinced that SHE was HER.
I’m guessing danger, mystery, love and intrigue will follow—something we know SMG can handle.
The only question is whether or not the less than desirable mid-level budget of the CW will kill the show. Let’s face it, some of their stuff is a little hokey.
Check out Sarah Michelle Gellar’s Ringer preview below. Do you think it will float?
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