AceShowbiz - Jennifer Garner reteams with J.J. Abrams for a new limited series. The "Elektra" actress is set to star on "My Glory Was I Had Such Friends", which will be executive produced by Abrams via his Bad Robot Productions banner. The two previously worked together on "Alias", which was created by Abrams.
The one-hour limited drama has received a straight-to-series order from Apple. The show is based on a 2017 memoir by Amy Silverstein. The story showcases the power of friendship and the resilience of the human spirit as it follows an extraordinary group of women who supported Silverstein as she waited for a second life-saving heart transplant.
Garner is also set to executive produce the series along with Silverstein, Karen Croner ("One True Thing") and Ben Stephenson ("Westworld"). Croner is additionally tapped to write the limited series.
Bad Robot acquired the rights to develop "My Glory Was I Had Such Friends" as a limited series in 2017 through a competitive bid. The project is the latest show that Abrams' company has developed for Apple after half-hour romantic dramedy "Little Voice" received a straight-to-series order at Apple.
No premiere date is set for the new series.
Before starring on "Alias", Garner had appeared on Abrams' first series "Felicity", which he co-created with Matt Reeves. Following her role on the ABC spy-action thriller, the 46-year-old went on to become a big movie star, landing roles in such films as "Daredevil, The Movie", "13 Going on 30", "Elektra" and "Dallas Buyers Club" among other titles. She recently returned to small screen on HBO's "Camping" where she plays Kathryn McSorley-Jodell, which marked her first series regular role since "Alias".
As for Abrams, his latest feature film credits include producing 2018's movies "The Cloverfield Paradox", "Mission: Impossible - Fallout" and "Overlord". He also serves as executive producer on Hulu's series "Castle Rock", which is based on characters and settings from the stories of Stephen King. He has wrapped the production on 2019's "Star Wars: Episode IX" for which he serves as director.