Jennifer Garner will star in new J.J. Abrams series for Apple


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Jennifer Garner as Sydney Bristow in the show Alias
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Jennifer Garner and J.J. Abrams are finally getting back together to create an all-new TV show.

The duo rose to stardom in the early 2000s with Abram’s TV show Alias that starred Garner as a double agent for the Central Intelligence Agency. Now they’re set to make a TV show for Apple, only it won’t be quite as action-packed as their last endeavor together.

Abram’s production company Bad Robot signed a deal with Apple for a straight-to-order series that will have Garner in the lead role. The two haven’t partnered together on a TV show or movie since Alias came to an end in 2006.

The new TV show will be based off the memoir “My Glory Was I Had Such Friends,” written by Amy Silverstein. Garner will play a woman supported by her group of friends as she awaits a second life-saving heart transplant.

Apple and Abrams are already teaming up for a half-hour dramedy show called Little Voices. The iPhone-maker also tried to buy a sci-fi TV series from Abrams earlier this year but lost in the bidding war to HBO, which already partnered with Abrams for Westworld.

Over 20 TV series are currently in the works at Apple. The company has signed deals with some of the biggest names in Hollywood, from Steven Speilberg to Reece Witherspoon. Apple hasn’t said how it plans to distribute its TV shows, however, some analysts expect some or all of the shows to be released for free to iPhone, iPad and Apple TV owners.



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