Alias

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Alias
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Premiere September 30, 2001
Finale May 22, 2006
Creator J.J. Abrams
Network ABC
Style 60-minute spy drama
Company Bad Robot Productions
Touchstone Television
Seasons 5
Episodes 105
Origin USA

Alias (2001–2006) follows Sydney Bristow (Jennifer Garner) and her career as a spy for the United States government. Originally a show designed around the inner workings of SD-6, a terrorist organization masquerading as a top secret black ops division of the CIA, the show saw several changes in format, causing Sydney to eventually work for the actual CIA agency and later to APO in future seasons. The show also prominently features the designs of Milo Rambaldi, a prophet from the Renaissance who prophecies the coming of the Chosen One and the destruction of the world.

In 2006 the show was cancelled by ABC, citing declining ratings as the reason. Jennifer Garner's pregnancy was rumored to have been a catalyst for its cancellation, and rumors floated that series creator J.J. Abrams considered the possibility of a spinoff, possibly starring the popular freelance terrorist Sark. However, concrete plans never fabricated and the project is assumed to be not actively pursued.

Alias was produced by Abrams' production company, Bad Robot Productions, in association with Touchstone Television. Disney-ABC Domestic Television handles distribution of the series.

Contents

Cast

Actor Character Duration
Billed Cast
Jennifer Garner Sydney Bristow 1 2 3 4 5
Victor Garber Jack Bristow 1 2 3 4 5
Ron Rifkin Arvin Sloane 1 2 3 4 5
Kevin Weisman Marshall Flinkman 1 2 3 4 5
Carl Lumbly Marcus Dixon 1 2 3 4 5
Michael Vartan Michael Vaughn 1 2 3 4 5
Greg Grunberg Eric Weiss 1 2 3 4 5
David Anders Julian Sark 1 2 3 4 5
Bradley Cooper William "Will" Tippin 1 2 3 5
Merrin Dungey Francie Calfo 1 2 5
Allison Doren 2 3
Lena Olin Irina Derevko 2 4 5
Mia Maestro Nadia Santos 3 4 5
Melissa George Lauren Reed 3 4
Balthazar Getty Thomas Grace 5
Rachel Nichols Rachel Gibson 5
Elodie Bouchez René Rienne 5
Amy Acker Kelly Peyton 5
Supporting/Recurring Cast
Terry O'Quinn Director Kendall 1 2 3
Amy Irving Emily Sloane 1 2 3 4
Patricia Wettig Judy Barnett 1 2 3
Ric Young Zhang Lee 1 2 3
Gina Torres Anna Espinosa 1 4 5
Quentin Tarantino McKenas Cole 1 3
Angela Basset Hayden Chase 4
James Handy Arthur Devlin 1 2 5
Joey Slotnik Steven Haladki 4
Faye Dunaway Ariana Kane 2
Christian Slater Neil Caplan 2
Kurt Fuller Robert Lindsey 3
Vivica A. Fox Toni Cummings 3
Djimon Hounsou Kazari Bomani 3
Amanda Foreman Carrie Bowman 2 3 4 5
Isabella Rossellini Katya Derevko 3 4
Sonia Braga Elena Derevko 4
Season numbers in red indicate a recurring or guest role in that season.

Seasons

Season Premiere Finale #
ABC
Season One September 30, 2001 May 12, 2002 22
Season Two September 29, 2002 May 4, 2003 22
Season Three September 28, 2003 May 23, 2004 22
Season Four January 5, 2005 May 25, 2005 22
Season Five September 29, 2005 May 22, 2006 17

In-Depth

DVD Releases

Title Release Date #
Complete Series
The Complete Collection November 21, 2006 29 purchase
Season Sets
The Complete First Season September 2, 2003 6 purchase
The Complete Second Season December 2, 2003 6 purchase
The Complete Third Season December 4, 2004 6 purchase
The Complete Fourth Season October 25, 2005 6 purchase
The Complete Fifth Season November 21, 2006 6 purchase

External Sites