It’s been a while since we’ve seen Jennifer Garner on our television screens; now, she’s making her return in HBO’s new half-hour comedy show Camping. The show is based on the British series by Julia Davis, and spearheaded by Girls creator and executive producer Lena Dunham and executive producer Jenni Konner. The show will begin shooting in Los Angeles this spring and is written by both Dunham and Konner.
Camping focuses on the main character Walt, who’s celebrating his 45th birthday on a camping trip orchestrated by his commanding wife Kathryn (Garner). But what was supposed to be a pleasant weekend ends up testing the boundaries of marriages, especially when a few other ladies tag along, including Kathryn’s passive sister and morally superior friend.
According to a joint statement made by Dunham and Konner, Garner’s role is “messy, tough and provocative and really really fun.” They added, “We love Jennifer’s restraint and comedic timing, and we can’t wait for the warmth and intelligence she’ll bring to our central character, Kathryn. It’s truly a dream to have her first on our call sheet. Now we just have to write her some stunts.” The show was greenlit when Garner accepted the role.
The last time Garner was on television was JJ Abrams’ Alias, where she played the CIA double-agent Sydney Bristow. The show was particularly successful during its five seasons, as it was nominated for four Emmy Awards, four Golden Globes, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Take a look at the British version of Camping below: