Jennifer Garner to star in Lena Dunham's remake of UK comedy Camping

Natasha Sporn
Camping: Girls creator Lena Dunham is remaking the Julia Davis comedy with Jenni Konner: Getty Images

Lena Dunham is planning to remake Julia Davis’ British comedy, Camping.

The Girls creator announced her next TV project on Thursday as she revealed HBO have ordered an eight-episode run from her and writer Jenni Konner.

Jennifer Garner, whose last small-screen role was Alias between 2001 and 2006, will star as controlling Kathryn Siddell-Bauers and has been described by Dunham and Konner as “messy, tough and provocative”.

Speaking about the Hollywood star, the writing duo said: “We love Jennifer's restraint and comedic timing and we can't wait for the warmth and intelligence she'll bring to our central character, Kathryn.

Star: Jennifer Garner will take on her first TV role since 2006 as Kathryn Siddell-Bauers (Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)

“It's truly a dream to have her first on our call sheet. Now we just have to write her some stunts.”

The BAFTA-nominated British series which aired on Sky Atlantic followed a group of people as they celebrated Kathryn’s husband Walt’s 45th birthday on a weekend-long camping trip.

The two characters are joined by the protagonist’s sister, her ex-best friend and a free-spirited tagalong.

Along the way, they experience a weekend of tested marriages and woman-on-woman crime.

Gavin and Stacey star Davis will be an executive producer for the upcoming HBO series.

Here in the UK, Camping starred Steve Pemberton, Rufus Jones and David Bamber among its cast.