Rumors of a Alias reunion had the internet in a frenzy on Saturday (August 8) as reports claimed that ABC confirmed a revival of the popular sitcom for 2021.
UPDATE 09/08/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Can you believe it's been 18 years since Alias first aired?! (18 years, 10 months, 10 days to be exact.)
Why in the world did Alias end?
When Alias came to an end after 5 years in May 2006, million viewers tuned in to say goodbye to Sydney Bristow (Jennifer Garner). And since then, they have been itching for a reunion.
Would an Alias reunion disappoint people?
Alias aired from 2001-2006 and is considered one of the most influential TV shows ever on pop culture. Although no original episodes have been shot since, it has remained a regular feature on many station's schedules. But Garner said she's not sure if Alias would work today. “I don't want to see old Sydney Bristow,” she told a journalist (Garner turned 48 in April). “Everyone’s going to have different vision of what the character is like, so to have that materialize is going to disappoint most people,” she added.
Still hoping for an Alias movie?
In a recent interview, Ron Rifkin (who played Arvin Sloane) said he can't imagine an Alias reunion hitting the big screen. “I'd rather people go, ‘Oh, please! Please!’ than ‘I can't believe you did that. It was horrible.’”
Co-star Greg Grunberg (who played Eric Weiss) has also previously explained, “It would be terrible to do something and have it not be good,”. “It was so terrific ... If we did an Alias movie and it sucked, then it would, you know, blemish it.”
On the subject of whether there could be an Alias film, Amy Acker stated : “I think it's a bit of a case of ‘the book is better than the movie’.”
What about an Alias reboot?
Recasting Alias for a modern reboot. Hollywood is known for remaking remakes of films or tv series and the studios might think it would be great to bring the story back with a new set of characters.
Be it in the form of an Alias reunion, an Alias movie, or an Alias reboot, if you had to start filming today, who would you cast in what role?
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