Jennifer Garner is set to replace Julia Roberts as star and executive producer on The Last Thing He Told Me, a brand-new limited series for AppleTV+, according to a recent report from Deadline.
The series will be produced by Reese Witherspoon and is based on the New York Times No. 1 bestseller from Laura Dave. Garner will replace Roberts, who was forced to pull out of the series over a scheduling issue. This is Garner’s second AppleTV+ limited series, as she’s also set to star in an adaptation of Amy Silverstein’s memoir My Glory Was I Had Such Friends.
The Last Thing He Told Me is created by Laura Dave and co-created by Oscar-winning screenwriter Josh Singer. The story follows a woman who forms a relationship with her 16-year-old stepdaughter while also learning more about her husband’s mysterious disappearance.
In an Instagram story shortly after the news was confirmed, Garner said that she “could not be more excited” to play the role. “I absolutely could not be more grateful,” Garner said, before thanking Reese Witherspoon and tagging a variety of the writers and creators behind the series.