ALIAS: Victor Garber On Comeback Chances


Victor Garber reiterates that an Alias return is a non-starter but says the show would have made a comeback years ago if were up to him.

Speaking to The Insider here’s what Garber, who played Jack Bristow, had to say on Alias:

On whether he’s surprised by the enduring love for Alias:

Yes and no. I think that show really affected a lot of people – partly because they were a family. There was something in the chemistry between all of us that was undeniable and affected people very strongly. And all of us involved – we’re all very close and connected. I think people responded to that.

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On the chance of an Alias comeback:

Well … you shouldn’t expect one. Do you want me to lie? [laughs] If it was up to me, it would have happened a few years ago. Sadly I don’t have that power. Alias will always have a place in J.J. Abrams’ heart but it’s time to put that away. Or get the DVDs [laughs].

Source: The Insider

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  1. Page 48 says

    There’s clearly no desire by anyone connected with the show to revisit the glory days of “Alias”. I would argue that the post-CIA careers of the cast members are dismal enough that going back to work with a fresh “Alias” script should look like Christmas morning all over again.

    Sure, Jen has plenty o’ substandard rom-com work and Bradley Cooper is in demand for less than inspiring roles, but to be in your 30’s and know that your best work is disappearing in the rear view mirror should be depressing unless it’s just about ringing the cash register.

    For older cast members, the clock on an “Alias” reboot is ticking. Garber is now older than Rifkin was when the latter debuted as Arvin Sloane. Time waits for no one, but Larry Hagman and Patrick Duffy are about to prove that you CAN go back, if enough people want to make it happen. I don’t see any hope of that happening with “Alias”, although I would not be surprised to see a reboot down the road, along the lines of the 2010 rumour.

    We’re living in the golden age of reboots right now and, if that trend continues or comes back around in 20 years, we may indeed see “Alias” on TV again. When that time comes, we’ll just have to hope that it doesn’t suck like “Charlie’s Angels” (Garber’s 3rd short-lived series since “Alias”) did.

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