Fox recently picked up the J.J. Abrams-produced series Alcatraz, which explores the mysteries and secrets of the famous prison. The show will be about a group of Alcatraz prisoners who disappeared 30 years ago and reappear in modern times. The show will focus on FBI agents tasked with hunting them down to find out exactly what happened. Jorge Garcia (Lost) was recently cast as one significant character, an Alcatraz historian and expert, and now Sarah Jones has nabbed the female lead.
Sarah Jones will play Rebecca Madsen, “a smart, thoughtful and a little obsessive police officer.” Alongside her, Jorge Garcia plays the “hippy geek” historian and expert. Bryan Burk and Elizabeth Sarnoff are the exec producers alongside Abrams, with the former being a regular collaborator and the latter being a significant creative force on Lost. Elizabeth Sarnoff also wrote the pilot script.
This sounds like it can be a really good show. I’m already excited about it, especially since Jorge Garcia is involved. I’m not familiar with Jones’ work, but am told she will have a story arc in the next season of FX’s Justified. There’s nothing else like it on TV right now. I really hope it’s as good as Lost was. I think it will have the potential to be just as good.