GLORY, HALLELUJAH! The reboot trend has finally given us a remake we deserve!
Jennifer Garner confirmed Friday that an Alias reboot is officially in the works, though it sound like it’s still very early days. “I’ve heard that there’s an Alias reboot happening, but no one’s talked to me about it,” she told The Hollywood Reporter, while promoting her new HBO series, Camping. “I mean it would be totally different. But if they didn’t have me on as a guest, I would be very, very angry. But I can’t imagine it being that serious yet because I haven’t heard anything about it at all.”
Fans holding their breath for a revival rather than reboot should probably take this as a sign to pack it in — though really, what were the odds that anyone would be able to pull Garner, Michael Vartan, Bradley Cooper, Victor Garber, David Anders and a handful of other key players together long enough to make that work? Even J.J. Abrams isn’t God, OK?
Like Garner said, a reboot would have to change substantially from the original, adapting itself not only for a 2018 audience but for a political climate that has different stakes than the world we lived in, in 2001 when the original series first premiered. You can’t exactly have a 20-something double agent with a mother who moonlighted as a KGB spy in this day and age.