writers’ room at the ATX Festival on Saturday, co-executive producer Josh Applebaum was asked about the possibility of reviving the Jennifer Garner-led series.
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“It would be amazing to do it,” Applebaum said, according to EW.com. “We’ve even talked with J.J. [Abrams].”
Unfortunately, that’s all it is at the moment — talk — but that doesn’t mean it couldn’t happen if the writers suddenly found themselves inspired.
“The right idea would have to come,” he continued. “We wouldn’t want to do it unless it was absolutely perfect.”
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Whether Abrams would agree to get on board is perhaps the most important question of all. The
director has his hands pretty full these days. What’s more, Garner has said that she’d only be interested in revisiting
The ABC spy drama came to an end after five seasons in 2006, with Dixon paying a visit to Sydney and Michael to request her help on a new mission. Meanwhile, Sydney’s daughter Isabelle was shown to have completed the same block puzzle that Jack had Sydney complete whilst evaluating subjects for Project Christmas. Who’s to say that a decade and change later, Sydney and Isabelle couldn’t be working together side by side? (Relive the final scene below.)
In honor of the series finale’s 10th anniversary in 2016, Garner, Abrams and fellow cast and crew spoke with TVLine as part of an
Would you want Jennifer Garner & Co. to revisit Alias, or is this one beloved series that shouldn’t be revived?
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Good. I’m all for the revivals of people’s favorite shows! And to those who moan ‘leave ended shows in the past’, no one is making you to watch them! I just cannot with stupid people who always have to say something negative even if it doesn’t concern them.
Who on earth would say no to more Alias? I guess I’m about to find out, as I read the rest of the comments.
Alias was amazing in its first season, even better in its second, But the time-jump/lost memories/married Vaughn/Nadia mess from that point forward, including what had to happen to accommodate JG’s pregnancy in season 5, just destroyed the show. It was never as good after it shifted hard away from the mix of her personal world and spy world. As much as I would hope an encore of Spy Daddy would be great, this is another case where it’s hard to imagine a revisit could deliver a great story up to the best standards of the show.
I didn’t mind Nadia, and I still think Jack is her father and not Sloane, I just didn’t like Lauren.
Only if all the cast members returned would this be a good idea.
That would be a good idea. I thought Victor Garber was great in this show.
I don’t get why this show would be revived other than having the original cast members come back. There are shows that should get a reboot like 24 although I didn’t enjoy the reboot. Alias I don’t see a reason why. It wasn’t a gigantic behemoth of a show with a huge following. At least I don’t remember it as such.
If it does get revived perhaps Netflix would be a better choice and not a major network. I’m not downplaying Netflix at all, I think they have great shows. The reason I say Netflix is that it can survive on this platform and continue for a few years. On a major network, the alias revive could be a Kentucky basketball recruit. One and done.
Probably because the show is expensive to produce. Jennifer Garner is a movie star now.
I want more for Jennifer Garner than Capital One commercials! Make this happen!!!
She has since been in lots of movies but often as the wife of a significantly older spouse. I’d love to see her back on TV. If not this, perhaps a remake of Cagney & Lacey or something similar. Kick ass Jennifer is the best.
The Capital One Venture Card is an excellent credit card though!!!
That would be awesome but only if the original cast all came back. Love Alias!!
Do NOT even tease me about this! One of my favorites of all time, and I watch the whole series every year. I do agree the later seasons weren’t the best with all the Rambaldi bologni. Spy daddy is dead though and I can’t imagine the show without him.
I’m not a fan of revivals but I loved this show. I’d be on board if it continued the story and was not some shoddy remake garbage that’s been out there as of late. Hope JJ frees himself some time soon.
I think Jennifer would have to come back as the leader not as the agent,she’s aged out of that role,but it could still be a great show with her as mentor/leader and a group of agents under her leadership.
Wouldn’t that be almost the same as what they did in season with Rachel Nichols’ character though?
Eh not necessary to revive that show, as much as I enjoyed it when it was on, but it already ran out of steam towards the end of its run and the ending was fairly decent, just leave it alone.
I’d rather revive the Buffyverse in some form (not necessarily with established characters), but Joss is busy as well.
Bradley Cooper has become a big movie star now. I hope he doesn’t think he’s too big of a name to return to the show.
I don’t think they even need to cram Will back in. They could do a revival very easily without him being missed.
Alias is an amazing show, i hope they do bring it back.
Now im hoping for Buffy and or Angel….but….high chances it wont happen.
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