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Jennifer Garner in 'Camping,' an HBO Comedy Series by Lena Dunham

Jennifer Garner in 'Camping,' an HBO Comedy Series by Lena Dunham

U.S. actress Jennifer Garner poses as she arrives to the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Feb. 28, 2016, in Beverly Hills, California. (Adrian Sanchez-Gonzalez/AFP/Getty Images)

By    |   Friday, 09 February 2018 09:03 AM

Jennifer Garner will star in "Camping," a new HBO comedy series in which the "Alias" star plays an obsessive and controlling wife thrust into the wild for a weekend away, Entertainment Weekly noted.

The eight-episode limited series sees Garner cast as a not-so-cheerful and controlling L.A. mom, a role which Konner and Dunham called "messy, tough and provocative and really, really fun."

The producers noted that Garner brought a certain warmth and intelligence to the central character, Kathryn, whose patience is tested during a camping trip to celebrate her husband's 45th birthday, which sees her "meek sister, holier than thou ex-best friend and a free-spirited tagalong in one place."

Garner's character is a control freak but her attempts to rule the weekend with an iron fist fall apart, ultimately leading to what producers are calling a weekend of tested marriages.

"We love Jennifer's restraint and comedic timing," Konner and Dunham said in a statement, per Variety. "It's truly a dream to have her first on our call sheet. Now we just have to write her some stunts."

"Camping" marks Garner's return to the small screen, having last appeared in a TV series in 2006, when she played Sydney Bristow in ABC's "Alias," Hollywood Reporter noted.

It is also Dunham and Konner's first series since "Girls" ended its six-season run on HBO last year.

The upcoming series, which is slated to begin production in L.A. this spring, is an adaptation of a British series with the same name by Julia Davis, who will executive produce the show, according to TVLine.

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