J.J. Abrams and Jennifer Garner are reuniting to make a new series for Apple’s upcoming TV service.
The one-hour limited drama will see the Alias star join Abrams behind the camera an an Executive Producer, as well as play the lead role in front of it. Based on Amy Silverstein’s 2017 memoir of the same name, My Glory Was I Had Such Friends charts the powerful friendships that helped a resilient Silverstein as she waited for a life-saving heart transplant.
Hailing from Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions (in association with Warner Bros. Television), the series is written and executive produced by Karen Croner, who wrote 2017’s The Tribes of Palos Verdes, which also starred Garner. Silverstein will also exec-produce the series, according to Deadline, alongside Bad Robot’s Ben Stephenson.
The project brings back together the Alias duo, who also collaborated on Abrams’ first series, Felicity. Indeed, the prospect of them working together on this material proved highly attractive, with competition for the project particularly heated. Apple, though, emerged on top, as the technology giant looks to build its roster of original TV shows ahead of its eventual TV launch. It’s not the first Bad Robot project in the works for Apple: the company is also producing Little Voice, a romantic comedy-drama from Sara Bareilles and Jessie Nelson, which was given a straight-to-series order.