Saturday, October 13, 2018

Jennifer Garner Confirms an Alias Reboot Is The Works


Our prayers may have finally been answered: Jennifer Garner's return to ALIAS may be in the works!

After five seasons, ALIAS was cancelled in 2006, and stars Jennifer Garner, Michael Vartan, Victor Garber, and some guy named Bradley Cooper went on to bigger things.

Now, with the reboot craze hitting TV, it seems the "spy-fi" show is getting a second look.

The Hollywood Reporter spoke with Garner, who was promoting her new HBO show "Camping." During the interview, she dropped the ALIAS reboot bombshell, making clear it appeared to be in the early planning stages.

"I've heard that there's an Alias reboot happening, but no one's talked to me about it," she tells The Hollywood Reporter. "I mean it would be totally different. But if they didn't have me on as a guest, I would be very, very angry. But I can't imagine it being that serious yet because I haven't heard anything about it at all."

The comment marks a change from her past remarks, in which she said that she feels like a revival of the spy series is up to creator J.J. Abrams, and comes as Garner will soon be back on TV.

It's not clear if a reboot would continue with Garner in the lead, minus the actors whose characters died in the finale, including Victor Garber, Ron Rifkin, and Lena Olin. They were vital elements to the show, and going on without them would change the essence of the show.

We could also see a continuation using mostly new characters, with Garner and the rest of the original cast in supporting or cameo roles. This seems to be what Garner is referring to, as she mentions being a "guest" on a possible reboot. Or, we could see an entirely new cast and premise, with only the name to connect the two.

An entirely new show under the Alias name would likely not go over well. In 2010, Abrams tried to do another spy show focused on personal relationships: "Undercovers." It starred Gugu Mbatha-Raw and focused on former CIA spies who were now married. Though it had a definite "ALIAS" vibe, it only lasted one season. That would imply any ALIAS reboot would have to include the original characters to have any chance of success.

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