Jennifer Garner and J.J. Abrams reunite for Apple limited series


It’s been over a decade since J.J. Abrams’ Alias, starring Jennifer Garner went off the air, and now the two are re-teaming for a limited series for Apple’s new streaming service.

The one-hour drama, My Glory Was I Had Such Friends, was ordered straight-to-series by Apple, reports Deadline. Garner will star and executive produce. Abrams will also serve as an executive producer under his company Bad Robot. The series will be written by Karen Croner, who worked with Garner on the 2017 film The Tribes of Palos Verdes. Croner will executive produce as well.

My Glory Was I Had Such Friends, is adapted from Amy Silverstein’s 2017 memoir of the same name, in which a woman is supported by a group of female friends as she awaits a second heart transplant.  The series will exemplify themes of friendship and resilience.

This is the second project Abrams and Bad Robot have at Apple. Earlier this year, the streamer also acquired the half-hour musical romantic dramedy Little Voice, from Sara Bareilles and Jessie Nelson.

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The series should be tantalizing to Alias fans, the show that catapulted both Garner and Abrams to fame. Since then, Abrams has become an uber-producer and has directed huge movies, including the most recent Star Trek reboot and Star Wars: The Force Awakens. He is currently working on the latest Star Wars film.

Garner has consistently appeared in critically acclaimed and popular films, including Dallas Buyers Club, Juno, and Peppermint. She was most recently seen in the HBO series Camping.

Yet, while fans might hope that a reunion of Garner and Abrams might result in a project that closely resembles Alias, My Glory Was I Had Such Friends sounds quite different. Unlike the science fiction and action-heavy Alias, Friends will be a drama without big conspiracy theories or an ancient mastermind pulling everyone’s strings.

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Nonetheless, if the story is done well, the new series could be the kind of uplifting, positive story that many are craving these days.

We’ll share more news on My Glory Was I Had Such Friends as it comes in, so keep checking back with ShowSnob.