TV News: Lie, Pioneer, Wireless, Cherry, Master

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Sometimes I Lie
Sarah Michelle Gellar is attached to star in the limited drama series “Sometimes I Lie” at FOX, based on Alice Feeney’s novel of the same name. Robin Swicord will adapt the book for the screen and the project has received a script commitment with a penalty attached. Gellar will executive produce.

Gellar plays the comatose Amber Reynolds who can’t remember how she got there, but knows it wasn’t an accident. Terrified and trapped in her own body, she tries to piece together her memories of the last week as her life is still very much in danger. [Source: Variety]

The Pioneer
NBC is reportedly developing the futuristic drama “The Pioneer” from “Burn Notice” creator Matt Nix, Temple Hill and 20th Century Fox TV. Based on Bridget Tyler’s novel, Nix executive produces with Tyler, Marty Bowen and Adam Fishbach.

The story follows a woman named Alice who is still struggling with the aftermath of a tragic accident that killed her son. She and her headstrong daughter Joanna will have to overcome their emotional trauma when they find themselves unexpectedly pivotal in the survival of their colony after the arrival on their new planet does not go according to plan. [Source: Deadline]

Wireless
Tye Sheridan will star and Steven Soderbergh will executive produce the survival thriller series “Wireless” for Quibi. Jack Seidman and Zach Wechter created and serve as showrunners.

Sheridan plays a self-obsessed college student who is stranded in the Colorado mountains after he crashes his car – and his only hope of being rescued is his quickly dying phone. Quibi is slated to launch on April 6th 2020. [Source: Variety]

Brand New Cherry
Rosa Salazar, Catherine Keener, Eric Lange, Jeff Ward and Manny Jacinto will star in the eight-episode revenge horror-thriller “Brand New Cherry Flavor” for Netflix, based on the cult horror novel by Todd Grimson. Nick Antosca and Lenore Zion are writing the screen take.

Salazar plays Lisa Nova, an aspiring film director in the sun-drenched but seamy world of 1990 Los Angeles who embarks on a mind-altering journey – from the streets of Beverly Hills to the forests of Brazil – of supernatural revenge. [Source: Deadline]

Master
Regina Hall will star in and executive producer the occult drama series “Master” for Amazon Studios. Hall will play Gail Bishop, the queer, black master of the Belleville house at Ancaster, a liberal arts college outside Boston

The story follows two African American women at a predominantly white college in Massachusetts – one head of students (aka Master) and one a freshman – who start to experience haunting activities ingrained in the history of the school. [Source: Deadline]