A "reliable insider" at ABC has let it slip that the network is in very early talks to reboot J.J. Abrams' successful spy series Alias
, reports E! Online
Kristin Dos Santos got the scoop, and also quotes the insider as saying that an Alias
2.0 would merely "borrow elements" from the series that combined the talents of Jennifer Garner, Victor Garber and Michael Vartan in an increasingly complex brew of mystery and mythology.
In other words: No Rambaldi prophecy. But maybe a new Sydney Bristow! Exciting, yes--but, again, these talks are still very initial. And it's more likely than not that Abrams would not
Like any network with an itch for a big-name remake, ABC's final decision won't be so much about improving an already spectacular original, but capitalizing on it:
'According to this source," writes Dos Santos, "ABC is hoping to hold
onto its lost Lost
with a re-envisioned J.J. Abrams series, in light of FlashForward
not working out so well."
And, speaking of Lost
, the show may be over, but that doesn't mean our love needs to be!