Friday, December 21, 2018

J.J. Abrams, Jennifer Garner Reunite for Apple TV Series

Apple TV has ordered a new mini-series from J.J. Abrams, which will reunite him with Jennifer Garner.

According to a report from Variety, the limited series is based on the memoir by Amy Silverstein “My Glory Was I Had Such Friends.” The book tells the story of Silverstein's friends, a group of women who supported her as she underwent a life-saving second heart transplant. Garner will play Silverstein.

It has been 17 years since Garner shot to fame playing spy Sydney Bristow in "Alias," winning a Golden Globe and scoring four Emmy nominations. Abrams, who has become one of Hollywood's most celebrated filmmakers, will executive produce along with Ben Stephenson and Silverstein under the Bad Robot banner. Karen Croner will serve as writer and executive producer.

A premiere date has not been announced.

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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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Jennifer Garner Would Like to Sell You Cookies

Jennifer Garner is one dedicated mom - and she doesn't let her superstar status get in the way. With Girl Scout Cookie season upon us, Sydney Bristow has a new mission - moving some boxes into the hands of hungry cookie lovers.

CNN reports.
Jennifer Garner shared a photo of herself over the weekend selling the cookies outside a store. 
"Why yes, kind sir, we do have Thin Mints," read her caption on the photo, which showed a man pointing in her direction as the actress held a sign advertising the sale. 
Garner is a mother of two daughters, Violet, 12, Seraphina, 9, and a five-year-old son Samuel -- all by former husband Ben Affleck. They live in Los Angeles. 
The couple, who announced their split in 2015 and filed for divorce two years later, have been vocal about co-parenting. 
"The main thing is these kids — and we're completely in line with what we hope for them," Garner told Vanity Fair in 2016. "Sure, I lost the dream of dancing with my husband at my daughter's wedding. But you should see their faces when he walks through the door." 
"And if you see your kids love someone so purely and wholly, then you're going to be friends with that person," she added. 
The actress is often photographed by paparazzi engaged in activities with her kids like any other mom. That includes helping to raise money for the local Girl Scout troop.
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