Actress Jennifer Garner, who has been concentrating mainly on film work since she wrapped up her five-season run starring as CIA double agent Sydney Bristow on ABC’s “Alias” in 2006, is returning to television.
Variety reports that Garner is set to star in “Camping,” a new series from “Girls” creators Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner. The show has an eight-episode order at HBO.
“Written by Dunham and Konner — who will executive produce through their company A Casual Romance — ‘Camping’ is based on the U.K. series of the same name created by Julia Davis,” Variety reports. “It tells the story of Walt’s 45th birthday, which was supposed to be a delightful weekend back to nature, at least according to his obsessively organized and aggressively controlling wife Kathryn. But when the camping trip gathers Kathryn’s meek sister, holier than thou ex-best friend and a free-spirited Tagalong in one place, it becomes a weekend of tested marriages and woman on woman crime that won’t soon be forgotten.”
Garner will play Kathryn, a role described by Konner and Dunham as “messy, tough and provocative and really really fun.”