LOST’s Jorge Garcia and J.J. Abrams To Re-Team For Fox Pilot ALCATRAZ!!
Published at: Nov. 22, 2010, 12:19 a.m. CST by hercules
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Jorge Garcia, the first actor cast on J.J. Abrams’ island mystery “Lost,” is now the first actor cast on J.J. Abrams’ island mystery “Alcatraz.” He’ll play Alcatraz expert Dr. Diego Soto.
The series is about the FBI’s efforts to track down a group of guards and inmates who mysteriously disappeared 30 years ago, then mysteriously reappeared in the present day.
The busy Abrams (“Undercovers,” “Super 8,” “Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol,” “Star Trek: Furious Vulcan”) is only serving as executive producer on “Alcatraz.” Longtime “Lost” writer-producer Elizabeth Sarnoff co-created the project and will serve as its showrunner should it go to series.
Al Capone and Bumpy Johnson were two of the more famous gangsters to serve time at Alcatraz. The island ended its career as a working prison in 1963 (which was actually 47 years ago) and today is a tourist destination operated by the National Parks Service.
The island has played a memorable role in numerous movies, among them “The Birdman of Alcatraz,” “The Enforcer,” “Escape From Alcatraz,” “The Rock,” and “X-Men: The Last Stand.”
Abrams already has one series at Fox in "Fringe," which was just consigned to the network's Friday Death Slot.
Find Deadline’s exclusive on the matter here.