“Alias” was one of the flagship series of the early 2000s. To celebrate the 20 years of the show, its star Jennifer Garner posted a video that should make many fans of the series nostalgic.
A.k.a : the show that gave birth to JJ Abrams
While the United States was hit hard by the 9/11 attacks, the spy series was operating at the same time a major transformation in television. Indeed, on the one hand, FOX broadcast the thrilling adventures of Jack Bauer in 24h Chrono. On the other hand, ABC launched the series on September 30 A.k.a, which followed the adventures of Agent Sydney Bristow.
Created by JJ Abrams, the series recounted the adventures of this apparently most ordinary young woman, who found herself recruited by the CIA to implode the government agency in which she worked: the SD-6. Her goal: to be able to do justice to her husband, murdered by the organization. The life of this spy was all the more complicated as she had to keep as cover that of a brilliant student at the university.
Broadcast between 2001 and 2006, A.k.a is a series that has marked its audience, especially fans of the Saturday trilogy on M6. Indeed, between its famous credits, its narrative concept which never stopped evolving with each season, and its charismatic characters at will, the show was one of a kind.
It especially allowed to reveal the creator and showrunner of the series: JJ Abrams. Indeed, until now, this absolute fan of Steven Spielberg had only few feats of arms in his possession. Thus, he was only known to have started the series Felicity. Yet with A.k.a, the future director of the new films Star Trek and Star wars expresses his creativity, his original staging as well as his ability to write perfect characters. A talent that will also allow him to be hired 5 years later on a bigger spy fiction: Mission Impossible 3.
Reunion for the 20 years
A.k.a also gave birth to a future great actress: Jennifer Garner. Indeed, for 5 seasons, the one who played Sydney Bristow, was crowned with a Golden Globe, a Saturn Awards, two People’s Choice Awards and a Screen Actors Guild Award. She has also been nominated four times for the Emmy Award for Best Actress in a Dramatic Television Series. A consecration that allowed her to subsequently aim for the big screen since she will be found on relatively important projects such as Daredevil, 30 years or nothing, Juno, Dallas Buyers Club Where Love, Simon.
However, despite his success in the cinema, the actress has never forgotten the series A.k.a. Thus, on social networks, she sometimes enjoys sharing references to the show, as seen at the end of last year when she replayed one of her famous sequences.
This time, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the series, the actress shared her first TikTok video, in which she alternates past photos of the actors, and video clips where she is at their side. A tasty before / after! Among the actors present in the video, we also find Michael Vartan, Victor Garber and Gina Torres, among others.
Two notable absentees were however to be noted: JJ Abrams and Bradley Cooper. However, Garner has not forgotten them, as shown in his post in the caption of the photo.