Apple Orders J.J. Abrams-Produced Series 'My Glory Was I Had Such Friends' Starring Jennifer Garner

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    Apple has reportedly given a straight-to-series order for a show starring Jennifer Garner and executive produced by J.J. Abrams.

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    Image Credit: Jordan Strauss/Shutterstock via Variety

    "My Glory Was I Had Such Friends," based on the 2017 memoir of the same name by Amy Silverstein, will follow a group of women who supported Silverstein as she waited for a second life-saving heart transplant, according to Variety.

    The series reunites Garner and Abrams, who worked together on the ABC show "Alias" between 2001 and 2006. Garner starred in the drama series, which was created by Abrams and produced by his company Bad Robot Productions and what was then called Touchstone Television, now known as ABC Studios under Disney.

    Bad Robot Productions will also produce this series in association with Warner Bros. Television, as part of a deal between the companies.

    Garner most recently starred in the HBO series "Camping," and she also starred in the 2017 film "The Tribes of Palos Verdes," according to the report. She is also known for her work in films like "Dallas Buyers Club," "13 Going on 30," and "Juno."

    Abrams and Bad Robot have previously produced shows like "Lost," "Fringe," "Person of Interest," and the ongoing HBO series "Westworld." Abrams is also known for films like "Super 8," "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," and the "Star Trek," "Mission: Impossible," and "Cloverfield" franchises, the report adds.

    "My Glory Was I Had Such Friends" will be one of well over a dozen original TV series and movies expected to be distributed through Apple's rumored streaming video service, which will reportedly launch in more than 100 countries in 2019. Abrams is also set to produce the series "Little Voices" for Apple.

    Article Link: Apple Orders J.J. Abrams-Produced Series 'My Glory Was I Had Such Friends' Starring Jennifer Garner
     
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    Followed shortly by orders for "It's Not Very Nice to Have the Same," "I Don't Know if I Wanna Was," and "You Have any Chance That We Will."

    All sure to be hits!
     
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    Apple seems to be picking the most boring sounding shows/movies I’ve ever heard of.
     
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    'My Glory Was I Had Such Friends'

    AKA The Title Of This TV Show Is Too Long And Too Convoluted.
     
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    The titles / shows seem to reflect Tim Cook's personality.
     
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    Your first post made me chuckle, but your edited post has me rolling. :D
     
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    I highly doubt we won't have to pay extra to have access to these series. And I also doubt they will be available to everyone, everywhere. More like another US exclusive at first that will roll out as slow as Apple Pay. BORING.
     
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    Nothing made by Abrams is worth watching...
     
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    Hope Abrams/Bad Robot rather put some heavy focus on Episode IX, the last episode by Johnson was just terrible.
     
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    I want Apple Pay cash in the UK!
     
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    Can’t see this doing anything to help apple at all. Such a waste of time for them. Not as dumb as apple car though.
     
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    PHEW! Good thing Apple isn't trying to be TOO ORIGINAL. That might become entertaining, and we wouldn't want that.
     
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    Not to take anything away from her, but that photo is from over 5 years ago.

    She still looks good though.
     
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    Abrams is a Hack
     
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    From TV: Original show, Alias.

    To Apple: Alias>Show Original.
     
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    This is the gazillionth time I'm reading that Apple starts making a new show but yet we have zero set pictures on anything regarding the shows.
     
  18. Dustin Lenzz, Dec 13, 2018
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    They’re being produced/filming in the same facilities as the forthcoming AirPower wireless charging mat is being manufactured at. Details/photos of all (series and charging mat) will be coming shortly.
     
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    What do you mean? You didn’t see the stock jump at this news? You can’t feel the enthusiasm in this thread?
     
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    Is Apple trying to make Netflix look good??? I mean, each and every show that has been announced seems a boring fest full of Apple exec’s friends.
     
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    Someone that doesn’t watch TV apparently.
     
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    The last movie was terrible on fan service, as it did not give long-time fanboys the exact predictable plot lines and outcomes they expected. In other words, it actually was a good movie.
     
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