Sarah Michelle Gellar's 'Ringer': More details emerge
After reading the description for the show (a young woman on the run from the mob, who tries to lay low by pretending to be her wealthy twin sister -- only to realize that she too has a price on her head) we thought: "Gee, can you vague that up for me?" (Come on, did you really think we'd make it two paragraphs without a "Buffy" reference?)
As if the TV Gods were listening to our prayers for more information, EW interviewed the pilot's producer Peter Traugott who revealed a lot more about the project, which was created by "Supernatural's" Eric Charmelo and Nicole Snyder.
Traugott went in to detail about the show's intricate plot.Sure it does still sound a little convoluted, but we're still really intrigued by the concept. "It's an edgy thriller about redemption and about revenge. There's a point of view of two twin sisters who grew apart over a tragedy in their past. And one now seeks redemption and the other one seeks revenge. The sister who is seeking redemption has had a much more troubled life. When her fancy pants sister disappears, she takes over her life," he explains. "She's living the life of her more successful sister only to come to find out that her life is equally as fraught with danger and complication. Her sister dies in a boating accident. The other sister takes on her persona, only to come to find out that they have a hit out on her."
To answer your next question, yes, Gellar will be taking on both roles. Three cheers for double the SMG! "She plays two characters: One is Bridget, the sister who takes over Siobhan's life--Siobhan's the other sister. The sisters reunite after having been estranged for a long time, and when they reunite, Siobhan dies." Traugott assures that we will see flashbacks of Siobhan if the pilot goes to series.
Traugott also says this project will appeal to Gellar's loyal "Buffy" fan base, something the 33-year-old actress was aware of when joining the project. "For the Buffy fans, she wanted part of what she initiated. I know one thing she wanted to guard against was making sure that she whatever she does in TV, she does something that her fans who had grown up loving Buffy will also be excited about. And we think this show has that quality to it." He does admit "It's a very different show" than "Buffy."
So why did Traugott & Co. want Gellar for the gig? "I'm just a fan of Sarah's. As a big fan of Sarah's, I just want to watch her on TV again. It seems like America wants to, and it seems like CBS was a fan from what I saw. Hopefully if we do our jobs right we'll have an opportunity. We're excited. She's iconic." Have truer words ever been spoken?
Zappers, are you excited about "Ringer"?