When asked if starring on a new show on the CW (formerly WB) was like coming home, the beautiful Sarah Michelle Gellar answered with an enthusiastic: "Oh my God, yes!"
Entering Ballroom 20 at San Diego Comic-Con to a standing ovation, Buffy herself joined the rest of the cast of Ringer (Nestor Carbonell, Ioan Gruffudd, and Kristoffer Polaha) to talk about the intrigue, twists, and turns coming when the show premieres.
Plus, we got tidbits from the minds behind the double identity madness...
Guest Stars: Apparently the crew is trying to keep it all in the family. SMG wants her husband, Freddie Prinze Jr. to come on the show as a love interest...for someone other than her. And she jokingly said that her old Buffy costar, Michelle Trachtenberg was "hanging around an awful lot," possibly angling for a guest spot on Ringer.
No Demons Here: Even though a lot of the cast had been involved with supernatural themed projects before Ringer, the showrunners had to break the news that there would be "no vampires or demons" on the show. Fortunately, there's enough drama without evil beings to hold us over. Speaking of...
Double Trouble: Gruffudd is Siobhan's (one of the twins SMG plays) rich and handsome husband, and Polaha plays Siobhan's best friend's husband Henry. Oh, and he's having an affair with her. "He really does love Siobhan," Polaha says. "He just happens to be in the wrong marriage."
Flashbacks: Why do these twin sisters hate each other? The writers promise we will get that story, and it will be told through flashbacks.
Buffy Reloaded: SMG was very enthusiastic about the fact that she gets to use a gun on Ringer, because she never got to do that on Buffy. However, she had to use a chain-type weapon recently, and she was "not a fan" of using it.
Central Theme: "At the end of the day, it's a character study about twin sisters and the nature of sibling rivalry," says creator Eric Charmelo. "It's about identity, and redemption, and revenge. And just when you think you've figured something out, we're going to throw a wrench into the equation and take it on a completely different tangent. It keeps things fresh."
Lightness In the Dark: Charmelo insists the show won't be as simple as good twin vs. bad twin, but there will be a lighter aspect running through Ringer. "We'll definitely have a little bit of humor on our show," creator Nicole Snyder promises. But mostly, it's all about the drama. "Things happen at a breakneck pace. We want a lot of [gasp] moments," Synder says.
Check out the promo below for Ringer, premiering in Sept. on the CW.