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Jennifer Garner to return to TV in Lena Dunham's new series

Jennifer Garner to return to TV in Lena Dunham's new series

Dunham and her "Girls" collaborator, Jenni Konner, will adapt a British series called "Camping" for the network.

Camping focuses on the main character Walt, who's celebrating his 45th birthday on a camping trip orchestrated by his commanding wife Kathryn (Garner). "Plus, bears", read a logline from HBO.

"We love Jennifer's restraint and comedic timing", said Dunham and Konner, "and we can't wait for the warmth and intelligence she'll bring to our central character, Kathryn".

The show, titled "Camping", will be a dark comedy series with a limited run of eight episodes only.




Alias and Catch Me If You Can star Jennifer Garner looks set to take on the lead role in the new version.

The character of Kathryn is described as a "controlling L.A. mom".

Garner got her big start in Hollywood playing the double agent Sydney Bristow on the spy and action series "Alias" from J.J. Abrams. Reports say production will begin in the spring, in Los Angeles. She controls the celebrations with an iron grip until she's faced with a woman who undoes all her best laid plans. The runaway success of the show - an abrasively amusing portrayal of a group of brattish, "overeducated and underemployed" millennials living in NY - saw Dunham dubbed the "voice of a generation". Julia Davis, who wrote and directed the 2016 Sky Atlantic series, exec produces for Hush Ho. 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's now in production on Lakeshore/STX feature Peppermint, set for release this year. She's repped by CAA, Management 360 and Sloane Offer.