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Published on December 13th, 2018 | by Brad Gibson


Jennifer Garner, J.J. Abrams to make limited Apple series

Apple has approved a straight-to-series order for a drama starring Jennifer Garner with longtime executive produced J.J. Abrams. 

Variety reported Thursday the new drama for its yet-to-be-launched streaming network will be entitled My Glory Was I Had Such Friends, based on the 2017 memoir of the same name by Amy Silverstein. The dramatization will follow a group of women who supported Silverstein as she waited for her second heart transplant.

The series brings together again Garner and Abrams, who worked together on the ABC show Alias from 2001 to 2006. Bad Robot Productions will also produce this series in association with Warner Bros. Television, as part of a deal between the companies. 

Garner is known for her work in the films The Tribes of Palos Verdes, Dallas Buyers Club, and Juno, and most recently the HBO series Camping. Abrams is known for his movies Star Trek, Mission: Impossible III, and television programs Alias, Person of Interest, Lost, and Fringe.

Abrahams will also produce the half-hour dramedy Little Voices for Apple.

My Glory Was I Had Such Friends will be one of over 16 original TV series and movies now in production for Apple’s streaming video service, expected to launch in 2019.

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