Could Alias Get Rebooted? Here's What The Writers Say


It seems that just about any television show is eligible to come back onto the airwaves nowadays. Will and Grace, Prison Break, Twin Peaks, Dynasty, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and hell, even Ducktales are all shows that have already or will be coming back in 2017. No stone is being left unturned it seems, so what are the chances for a reboot of the cult hit Alias? The show was a hit with critics during its five-season run on ABC, and there has been talk of a possible return in the past. For their part, the writer's would absolutely be down under the right conditions.

It would be amazing to do it; we've even talked with J.J. [Abrams]. The right idea would have to come. We wouldn't want to do it unless it was absolutely perfect.

The ATX Festival was this weekend, which focused on the past, present, and future of television. A number of the cast and crews of various shows were in attendance, including the writers of Alias. The Alias writer's room reunited at ATX (via Entertainment Weekly) at their panel, where they addressed several topics concerning the show. The question of whether the show would return or not was gotten out of the way quickly and the answer was largely enthusiastic. Co-executive producer Josh Appelbaum said during the panel that they would all be happy to return to the spy-filled world of Alias, should the right idea occur. They've even spoken to series creator J.J. Abrams (the director of some little Star Wars movie) about it, which would seem to imply this is more than simply theoretical, but, again, it's all about the idea.

Alias was a television show that ran from 2001-2006. It starred Jennifer Garner as Sydney Bristow, a double agent for the CIA posing as an operative for SD-6, a worldwide criminal organization. Sydney would frequently have to undergo various identities and personas to complete her missions, hence the Alias title. In addition to the drama inherent in espionage thrillers, the show also had a sci-fi bent as the plot frequently revolved around the hunt for ancient artifacts created by an Italian super-genius prophet for some reason.

The show ended it's run with Sydney reclaiming her life but left a tease that her young daughter Isabelle possessed the same skills that made Sydney a candidate for the CIA. A reboot of the show could follow Isabelle instead of her mother, keeping the continuity of the show intact. Or maybe the writers will come up with such a great idea that even Jennifer Garner can't resist coming back for one last go.

It's unclear if Alias will ever return to the airwaves but stick with Cinemablend and we'll keep you updated on all the latest TV news. In the meantime, head on over to our summer premiere schedule, for some shows that are definitely coming to your TV soon.

Matt Wood

Matt has lived in New Jersey his entire life, but commutes every day to New York City. He graduated from Rowan University and loves Marvel, Nintendo, and going on long hikes and then greatly wishing he was back indoors. Matt has been covering the entertainment industry for over two years and will fight to his dying breath that Hulk and Black Widow make a good couple.