Former “Lost” co-star Jorge Garcia is reteaming with J.J. Abrams on the Fox pilot “Alcatraz,” reports Deadline.
The project is described to be “about secrets and the most infamous prison of all time.” According to the site, the show “centers on a group of missing Alcatraz prisoners and guards who reappear in the present day. It chronicles the efforts of a team of FBI agents to track them down and unravel the mystery behind their disappearance thirty years prior. Garcia will play the hippy geek Dr. Diego Soto, the world’s foremost expert on Alcatraz.”
Elizabeth Sarnoff wrote the spec script and final draft. Steven Lilien and Bryan Wynbrandt also wrote drafts of the script.
Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions and Warner Bros. TV are behind the drama. Sarnoff serves as showrunner and executive produces with Abrams and Bryan Burk. Lilien and Wynbrandt will co-executive produce and Danny Cannon will direct the pilot.
Filming is scheduled to begin in January in San Francisco and Vancouver.