Jennifer Garner Is Returning To TV In Lena Dunham's HBO Comedy 'Camping'
After more than a decade of hiatus from TV, Garner will be joining the eight-episode limited series. Her last TV hurrah was in 2006, when she played Sydney Bristow in ABC's Alias, which spanned for five seasons and landed her four Emmy awards.
Garner will take on the role of Kathryn Siddell-Bauers, a very controlling and highly organized wife from Los Angeles. The story will jump-start with a nature outing for the 45th birthday of Walt, Kathryn's husband, prepared by the later. The character Walt still remained uncast, as of writing.
As for Kathryn, everything had been thought of and should go according to how she pictured it. However, the weekend takes a turn when several people joined the trip and the hullabaloos that had transpired will surely affect them.
Camping will start production in Los Angeles by spring. It is based on a namesake Julia Davis' British series.
Fans could probably expect levity amid the chaos, as what can be deduced from the plot. HBO has yet to announce Camping's airing date.
This upcoming comedy series is written and executive produced by power twosome Dunham and Jenni Konner, whose stellar handiwork was dramedy show Girls, an HBO series that ran for six seasons.
It was not announced whether Dunham will appear on TV screens, as what happened with the infamous Girls, which concluded just last year. Avid fans could expect that this would be another spectacular project, as worth noting, as the show which starred Allison Williams, Jemima Kirke, and Zosia Mamet, had earned 19 Emmy nominations.
"We love Jennifer's restraint and comedic timing, and we can't wait for the warmth and intelligence she'll bring to our central character, Kathryn. It's truly a dream to have her first on our call sheet," Dunham and Konner said.
Even as she had been missed being seen in small screens, she had been active with multiple movies. Garner will next appear on Greg Berlanti's comedy film, Love, Simon, which is based on Becky Albertalli's Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda. She will play Emily Spier, mother of lead cast Nick Robinson's character, Simon Spier.
Garner's previous works include 13 Going 30, Elektra, Dallas Buyers Club, and Ghosts of Girlfriends Past.