Sarah Michelle Gellar (Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Ringer) has rejoined Ringer creators Eric Charmelo and Nicole Snyder for an upcoming television dramedy, Other People’s Houses. The show would be an adaptation of the 2018 Abbi Waxman novel of the same name. The show is being collaboratively developed at Fox and Universal Television as it is the creative brainchild of Neil Meron (Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert), Charmelo, and Snyder, who all work with Universal Television.
Charmelo and Snyder will pen the script as well as executive produce, while Gellar, Meron and Mark Nicholson, Meron’s producing partner, are also attached as executive producers. The series logline reads:
A suburban dramedy somewhere between Big Little Lies and Catastrophe, [that will] follow nine people living in the quiet, affluent Larchmont Village neighborhood of Los Angeles. Through the lens of social media, the show’s characters [will] navigate their way through emotional ups and downs as they try to figure out their lives as partners, parents, friends, and neighbors. And in the middle of the block, and the center of the drama, are our two main characters, two mothers (one stay-at-home, one working) Frances Bloom and Anne Porter.
Gellar is set to portray Anne Porter. Gellar previously starred in Charmelo and Snyder’s drama Ringer as a pair of twins. The show aired on the CW and lasted one season.
The writing duo, Charmelo and Snyder, most recently co-wrote the Netflix film The Perfection as well as serving as executive producers on the drama series Midnight, Texas, which aired for two seasons on NBC.
Gellar has also kept busy, recently signing on to star in and executive produce the limited series Sometimes I Lie, based on former BBC journalist Alice Feeney’s debut novel. The show is being collaboratively developed by Ellen DeGeneres’ A Very Good Production and Warner Bros. TV.