Jennifer Garner is heading back to TV! The actress has been set to star in Camping, a new half-hour comedy from Girls duo Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner.
Co-written by Dunham and Konner, who also show-run, Camping centers on Walt, whose 45th birthday was supposed to be a delightful weekend back to nature, at least according to his obsessively organized and aggressively controlling wife Kathryn (Garner). 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.
The series has been in development for quite some time and is actually based on a UK series. It’s being said that Garner’s willingness to star in the project pushed the series forward at the cable network to an eight-episode series order.
This is Garner’s first major TV role since her memorable portrayal of CIA double-agent Sydney Bristow on J.J. Abrams’ Alias. Over the course of its five-season run, Garner was nominated for four Emmy Awards, four Golden Globes, and two SAG Awards. She took home the Golden Globe and SAG Award once for her portrayal.