Will the popular TV series ‘Alias’ once again be revived for season 6? What does Jennifer Garner have to say about reprising her role as a spy? Let’s find out!
Created by J.J. Abrams, popular American action thriller series debuted on September 30th, 2001. The show ran for five seasons on ABC. ‘Alias’ revolved around the famous adventures of Sydney Bristow (played by Jennifer Garner), who was appointed as a spy. Things turned around when her employer turns out to be the reason behind killing her fiancé. Bristow gets herself employed by the CIA to take her enemy down as a double agent. Ardent fans of the iconic show have always wondered if ‘Alias’ will ever be revived for season 6.
- ‘Alias’ reboot in the making?
- Jennifer Garner recreates ‘Alias’ scene
- Why was ‘Alias’ cancelled?
‘Alias’ reboot in the making?
What does Jennifer Garner think about reprising her famous role of a double agent of the Central Intelligence Agency impersonating an operative for SD-6 after almost twenty years?
In an interview with “The Hollywood Reporter”, Garner confirmed that the show that made her famous among the audience would soon be making a comeback.
She confirmed that she has heard that there is an ‘Alias’ reboot happening, but no one has talked to her about it. Garner also joked that if they do not have her as a guest, she would be very, very angry.
In the interview, Garner spoke about how she cannot imagine it being serious news because she has not heard anything about it as of yet.
Jennifer Garner is still loved for the disguises she donned during the various missions on ‘Alias’.
Last year, in an interview with “Awards Daily”, creator J.J. Abrams’ longtime editor Maryann Brandon was asked if she and J.J would ever reboot ‘Alias’? To which she replied:
“We’ve talked about it. I’ve often asked him about it, and he’ll say, ‘Yeah, maybe.’”
She had no insight whatsoever other than that. Brandon further appreciated Jennifer Garner and how good she is at what she does. So she would be happy if they did reboot ‘Alias’.
Jennifer Garner recreates ‘Alias’ scene
Jennifer Garner as Sydney Bristow is back, but not in the way you think. Jennifer Garner recently recreated one of the series’ iconic scenes in a hilarious video on Instagram. The video featured her infamous blue bikini scene from the fourteenth episodes “Double Agent” of the second season of ‘Alias’.
In the episode, Sydney Bristow, along with Vaughn (Michael Vartan) and Jack (Victor Garber), was busy figuring out if CIA agent Lennox (Ethan Hawke) is who he states he is. Garner also include her hilarious 2020 version of the scene in the Instagram video that included a wet suit and a pair of Uggs instead of high heels and a bikini.
She shared the video after reaching a milestone of ten million followers on Instagram. She wrote:
“I am awfully grateful for everyone in this community. To celebrate all 10 million of you, here is THE video I promised my manager and my publicist that I would never post. At some point in 2021, Ladies, I will try to look cute just for you.”
Why was ‘Alias’ cancelled?
In 2005, creator J.J. Abrams broke the news of ‘Alias’ ending on May 2006. The Emmy winning show got both creator J.J. Abrams and star Jennifer Garner considerable acclaim. So why was ‘Alias’ cancelled?
ABC decided to cancel the spy thriller as it was ranking poorly on the rating chart for a considerable time. At that time, Jennifer Garner spoke about how she felt about ‘Alias’ getting cancelled in an interview with “Entertainment Weekly”.
Garner felt that it was right to cancel TV show ‘Alias’ after season 5, even though the show was a huge force in her life.
She also appreciated creator, J.J. Abrams who told more story in an episode than most shows do in four. So, she felt like they have covered this ground. She said that it felt incredibly respectful and not exploitative to let ‘Alias’ end naturally.
Tell us if you think thriller series ‘Alias’ should return with a season 6? Would you like to see Garner reprise her role once again?