Sarah Michelle Gellar to star in Amazon young adult pilot Hot Pink

Naomi Gordon
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Photo credit: Jon Kopaloff - Getty Images
Photo credit: Jon Kopaloff - Getty Images

From Good Housekeeping

Sarah Michelle Gellar will star in the pilot for Amazon's young adult comedy Hot Pink.

The series is based on the YA novel What Girls Are Made Of by Elana K. Arnold, following the story of Nina, whose mother has always told her that there's no such thing as unconditional love (via Variety).

Nina will do anything for the boy she loves, to prove she's worthy of him. But when he breaks up with her, Nina is lost. Broken-hearted, Nina attempts to uncover what the conditions of love are, and what she's really made of. The book, published in 2017, is described as "the real, knotted, messy, thriving heartbeat of young womanhood" experienced through the eyes of a 16-year-old girl.

Author Arnold also announced the news on Twitter, writing: "I've often been asked if my work has been adapted for the screen! I'm excited to share that WHAT GIRLS ARE MADE OF has been ordered to pilot -now titled HOT PINK -with the incredible Elisabeth Holm writing, and fabulous @SarahMGellar to star!"

Desiree Akhavan will direct and executive produce the pilot. Emmy Award-winner Gellar is arguably best known for playing Buffy in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and starring in cult '90s movies I Know What You Did Last Summer and Cruel Intentions. She also starred in US thriller The Ringer, and The Big Bang Theory.

The actress will also be providing the voice of Teela in an animated reboot of the classic Masters of the Universe franchise Revelation alongside Game of Thrones star Lena Heady as Evil-Lyn and Star Wars legend Mark Hamill as Skeletor.

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