I don’t know how I missed this one, but J.J. Abrams and crew are getting ready to start shooting a new show for FOX called “Alcatraz”. As you would guess, it revolves around the island prison of Alcatraz which is located just off the coast of San Francisco. The show will star Sam Neill, Sarah Jones and Jorge Garcia, yup, everyone’s favorite LOSTIE will be along for another ride with Abrams and crew. Shooting was scheduled to start on January 19th, no word on whether or not that actually happened, but we’ll just assume it did. As far as I know there’s no release date for the show, but maybe we’ll see it this fall.
Below you’ll find an excerpt from the io9.com article that informed me of the show, but if you really want to know everything about the show up to this point I would highly suggest hitting up that link to io9 and reading the article. They did a great job of running down everything they know so far and I would do it no justice by trying to paraphrase it here. So if the show turns out to be as good as it sounds, you can bet your ass we’ll be running a weekly post to follow all the action.
ack in September, The Hollywood Reporter announced that Alcatraz was going to be a “show about mysteries, secrets and the most infamous prison of all time: Alcatraz.” Months later it was announced that the show was centered around a group of missing Alcatraz guards and prisoners who vanish and mysteriously reappear in the present day, and the FBI agents assigned to track them all down and figure out the truth behind their disappearance.