Has LOST's Successor Been Found?
Fox has given a midseason time slot to Alcatraz, a new mystery/thriller produced by Lost and Fringe co-creator J.J. Abrams. And holy moley, this first trailer for the series is about to rock your face off.
Airing at 9:oo p.m. on Mondays beginning in 2012, the premise behind Alcatraz is that the criminals held in the infamous island prison vanished without a trace, decades ago. And now, one by one, they’re reappearing in society, having not aged a day. A shadowy government agency is tasked with tracking down these criminals-from-yesteryear, while attempting to solve the bigger mystery at the heart of their mass disappearance.
Created by Elizabeth Sarnoff (Lost, Deadwood), the series stars Sarah Jones (Sons of Anarchy) as a San Francisco police detective with family ties to the prison, Jorge Garcia (Lost) as a historian and Alcatraz expert, and the always great Sam Neill (Jurassic Park) as the head of the government agency pursuing the prison’s escaped criminals.
Keep this one in the back of your mind — it doesn’t premiere until early 2012.