How do you get Sarah Michelle Gellar back on TV? Apparently, you write an intriguing script for HBO — with her in mind from the start.
That's how writer Charles Randolph wooed Gellar to HBO for a pilot called The Wonderful Maladys. The half-hour show centers on three siblings living in New York who lost their parents at a young age. Gellar's character is described as having "a kind of zealous immaturity — like a drug addict with a to-do list."
Randolph also wrote The Interpreter and The Life of David Gale, and Gellar called the chance to work with him and HBO "a terrific next chapter for me." HBO is looking to shoot the pilot early next year, and if the show goes forward, Gellar would also be an executive producer.
Are you ready to see Gellar back on TV? Is this the kind of role you pictured for her?