After a near 15-year hiatus since Alias wrapped in 2006, Jennifer Garner is finally returning to our screens (cue cheering). The beloved actress is set to star in a revival of Party Down, a hit show which ran from 2009-2010, following the lives of a group of aspiring writers, directors and actors in Hollywood, who need to make ends meet by working as cater waiters.
The revival has been announced as a limited six-episode series, with the show’s original creative team returning to bring the project back to life. Below, everything we know about the revival so far.
Who will star in Party Down?
According to the network, Garner will play the role of Evie, “successful producer of studio franchise movies, who, in the wake of a breakup, is reconsidering her life choices.” Evie’s love interest will be none other than Adam Scott (Big Little Lies), whose character Henry Pollard formed part of the original series.
Ken Marino, Adam Scott, Jane Lynch, Martin Starr, Ryan Hansen and Megan Mullally will all reprise their original roles, with the exception of Lizzy Caplan, who was unable to return due to scheduling conflicts. According to a press release, the original cast reuniting at the 2019 Vulture Festival, is what sparked the idea for the revival, with the idea coming into fruition just two years later.
The revival has also added a handful of new characters, including Zoë Chao who will play Lucy (an aspiring celebrity chef), Tyrel Jackson Williams who will play Sackson (a wannabe influencer) and James Marsden who will recur in the role of Jack (the lead in a popular superhero franchise).
What is the plot of Party Down?
Currently there is no information regarding the plot of the revival, but we can assume it would follow in a similar vein to the original show. We’ll see the cast struggle to catch their big break while dealing with the mayhem that comes with their cater waiter jobs, and the interpersonal drama between them.
What is the release date for Party Down?
While there is no official release date for the revival, we do know that it is in production. It could be with us later this year, next year or even 2024 if the pandemic slows anything down (as it’s been known to do).
For now, you can watch the first two seasons of Party Down on Stan here.