We regret to inform Jennifer Garner fans that there will be no further updates on the status of the actress’s latest project, My Glory Was I Had Such Friends. The Alias star’s schedule was probably too full, which is why she decided to stop filming the show. Now that Garner is no longer attached, Apple TV+ has decided to cancel the entire project, as was first reported by Deadline over the weekend.
In addition to starring Jennifer Garner, the film also had the support of director J.J. Abrams and his production company, Bad Robot. The multitalented artist’s Bad Robot will be collaborating with Warner Bros. TV on a project that will be developed in the future. My Glory Was I Had Such Friends, based on Amy Silverstein’s memoir of the same name, was a moving story about friendship as friends rallied around a woman as she awaited news about a second heart transplant. Bad Robot quickly realized in 2017 that Silverstein’s book would make a fantastic film adaptation.
Fans of Jennifer Garner’s television work should not give up hope just yet. The actress is currently adapting Laura Dave’s novel The Last Thing He Told Me into a series for Apple TV+. Hello Sunshine, produced by Reese Witherspoon, is attached to both The Last Thing He Told Me and My Glory Was I Had Such Friends. The story of a woman’s quest to learn the truth about her husband’s mysterious disappearance is at the heart of the best-selling mystery-thriller, which was also included on the reading list of Reese Witherspoon’s Book Club. Angourie Rice, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Aisha Tyler, Geoff Stults, John Harlan Kim, and Augusto Aguilera will join Garner in the series.
It’s been quite some time since the Elektra star appeared in more than a couple episodes of a TV series. Jennifer Garner may have shot to fame thanks to her role on the Alias spy series, but she has largely stuck to film roles as of late. She made an appearance alongside Ryan Reynolds in The Adam Project, a Netflix sci-fi action comedy directed by Shawn Levy and released earlier this year. Just before that, in the 2021 family action comedy Yes Day, she played a tense matriarch.
Although it is disappointing that Jennifer Garner and Apple TV+ have decided not to move forward with My Glory Was I Had Such Friends, it is certainly possible that another network and leading lady will pick up the piece to give it its television telling. Numerous studios competed for the rights, so there’s no way Bad Robot won’t be promoting it on another channel. Now that we know Garner will soon be starring in The Last Thing He Told Me on Apple TV+, we can at least take solace in that fact.
Jennifer Garner’s new series has been hit with devastating news, and the news first broke on GIANT FREAKIN ROBOT.
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