Since becoming a new mom and a wife to actor Freddie Prinze Jr., Sarah Michelle Gellar has kept herself a good distance from the Hollywood spotlight. It seems now though, the Buffy the Vampire Slayer actress is ready to head back to work. Gellar has landed a new sitcom pilot, The Crazy Ones which is set to air on CBS.
The zany office comedy stars Gellar who will play the role of Sydney Roberts, daughter of Simon Roberts’ who is played by 61-year-old actor, Robin Williams. In the single camera sitcom, the two team up as co-owners of a father-daughter style advertising business called the Roberts and Roberts Advertising Agency.
Sydney Roberts is described as pretty, intense, driven, organized and burdened with practical life. Conversely, Williams’ character will bring the “crazy” leaving Gellar to parent him all the time. Looking at Williams’ repertoire in which he once played an eccentric cross-dressing elderly nanny in Mrs. Doubtfire, an office comedy certainly suits his taste.
Jason Wolk of Political Animals has signed on to play the role of Zach Cropper, a charming and confident copywriter in the quirky office comedy.
David E. Kelley of Boston Legal fame has signed on to script the comedy and executive produce with Dean Lorey, Bill D’Elia, John Montgomery and Mark Teitelbaum. Jason Winer of FOX’s Modern Family will direct.
This would be Gellar’s second shot at attaining TV success since Buffy the Vampire Slayer ended in 2003. Gellar’s CW drama, Ringer was canceled after one season.
Sarah Michelle Gellar has two children with her husband, Freddie Prinze Jr. The 35-year-old actress gave birth to a son, Rocky James Prince last year who joined their 3-year-old daughter, Charlotte Grace Prinze. The couple met on the set of I Know What You Did Last Summer and were married in Mexico in 2002.