Their previous collaboration, the espionage thriller Alias, ended in 2006 after five seasons, but their new project sounds like a different kettle of fish.
My Glory Was I Had Such Friends will be based on Amy Silverstein's memoir about her friends' support as she awaited a second life-saving heart transplant, with Garner in the lead role.
It'll be produced by Abrams' Bad Robot Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, with Silverstein, Abrams and Ben Stephenson as executive producers, according to Entertainment Weekly.
Karen Croner will be writer and executive producer, having written The Tribes of Palos Verdes (in which Garner starred) last year.
It'll be the second piece ofAbrams is involved with. He's also the dramedy series Little Voice.
Alias, which started in 2001, made Garner a star and led directly to Abrams directing Tom Cruise binge-watched the first two seasons.(his feature directorial debut) after franchise star
Garner was most recently seen in Camping, an HBO comedy series, while Abrams is .
Neither Apple, Abrams nor Garner immediately responded to requests for comment.
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