You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Jennifer Garner, ABC Studios pact

Deal covers the actress' Vandalia Films shingle

“Alias” star Jennifer Garner has sealed a first-look production deal with ABC Studios.

Pact covers her Vandalia Films shingle, which is looking to get into the TV business. Garner runs Vandalia with Juliana Janes; the duo has a first-look pact with Warner Bros. on the feature side.

New arrangement reunites Garner with the Alphabet, where she starred for five seasons on “Alias” as Sydney Bristow.

The duo said they hope to bring feature writers to the TV side and also work with writers they had met during Garner’s stints on “Alias” and “Felicity.”

Garner and Janes said they’re looking toward developing female-driven material such as “Grey’s Anatomy.”

“(ABC Entertainment topper) Steve McPherson and I have a great relationship and have been talking about doing something together for some time now. It’s been over three years since the finale of ‘Alias,’ ” Garner said, adding that she was looking forward “to have the opportunity to get back into television wearing my producer hat.”

Film projects in the works at Vandalia (taken from the original name for Garner’s native West Virginia) include “Butter,” for Mandate Pictures; “Arranged,” with Mark Gordon and director Gary Winick; “Sabbatical” for Disney; and “Three Days in Europe,” along with Hugh Jackman and John Palermo.

More TV

  • Benicio del Toro Predator

    Benicio del Toro Joins 'Rise and Fall of the Brown Buffalo' as Exec Producer (EXCLUSIVE)

    “Alias” star Jennifer Garner has sealed a first-look production deal with ABC Studios. Pact covers her Vandalia Films shingle, which is looking to get into the TV business. Garner runs Vandalia with Juliana Janes; the duo has a first-look pact with Warner Bros. on the feature side. New arrangement reunites Garner with the Alphabet, where […]

  • Chandler Riggs as Carl Grimes -

    Our Staff Picks: TV Shows to Watch the Week of Feb. 19, 2018

    “Alias” star Jennifer Garner has sealed a first-look production deal with ABC Studios. Pact covers her Vandalia Films shingle, which is looking to get into the TV business. Garner runs Vandalia with Juliana Janes; the duo has a first-look pact with Warner Bros. on the feature side. New arrangement reunites Garner with the Alphabet, where […]

  • GOOD GIRLS -- Pilot -- Pictured:

    'Good Girls' Creator Jenna Bans on How Donald Trump's Election Fueled Her

    “Alias” star Jennifer Garner has sealed a first-look production deal with ABC Studios. Pact covers her Vandalia Films shingle, which is looking to get into the TV business. Garner runs Vandalia with Juliana Janes; the duo has a first-look pact with Warner Bros. on the feature side. New arrangement reunites Garner with the Alphabet, where […]

  • Berlin: The Rules for International TV

    Berlin: The Rules for International TV Drama May Be Changing

    “Alias” star Jennifer Garner has sealed a first-look production deal with ABC Studios. Pact covers her Vandalia Films shingle, which is looking to get into the TV business. Garner runs Vandalia with Juliana Janes; the duo has a first-look pact with Warner Bros. on the feature side. New arrangement reunites Garner with the Alphabet, where […]

  • TV Divorce

    The TV Divorce: For Couples Who Can't Agree on What to Watch

    “Alias” star Jennifer Garner has sealed a first-look production deal with ABC Studios. Pact covers her Vandalia Films shingle, which is looking to get into the TV business. Garner runs Vandalia with Juliana Janes; the duo has a first-look pact with Warner Bros. on the feature side. New arrangement reunites Garner with the Alphabet, where […]

  • February 19, 2018 - Pyeongchang, GANGWON,

    TV Ratings: Winter Olympics Lose Steam Over Weekend

    “Alias” star Jennifer Garner has sealed a first-look production deal with ABC Studios. Pact covers her Vandalia Films shingle, which is looking to get into the TV business. Garner runs Vandalia with Juliana Janes; the duo has a first-look pact with Warner Bros. on the feature side. New arrangement reunites Garner with the Alphabet, where […]

  • The Crown Season 2

    Sony Television Crowns New International Production Management Team

    “Alias” star Jennifer Garner has sealed a first-look production deal with ABC Studios. Pact covers her Vandalia Films shingle, which is looking to get into the TV business. Garner runs Vandalia with Juliana Janes; the duo has a first-look pact with Warner Bros. on the feature side. New arrangement reunites Garner with the Alphabet, where […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content