|America's most infamous prison is brought back to life in the new drama Alcatraz...|
|While the focus of AlcatrazHistory.com is to chronicle the genuine history of both the island and the people, the exciting new Fox Television drama “Alcatraz,” by executive producer J.J. Abrams, along with writer and executive producer Elizabeth Sarnoff, brings high anticipation for a smart and fast paced series. AlcatrazHistory.com doesn’t chronicle historical-fiction topics, but if you’re interested in learning more about the series or getting a behind-the-scenes look, visit the official Alcatraz on Fox and fan based web links below for more information. We're very excited about this new series!|
|About the Series (Description from Fox Broadcasting)|
From executive producer J.J. Abrams (FRINGE, "Lost," "Star Trek" and the upcoming "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" and "Super 8") and writer and executive producer Elizabeth Sarnoff ("Lost," "Deadwood") comes ALCATRAZ, the chilling new thriller centered on America's most infamous prison and one-time home to the nation's most notorious murderers, rapists, kidnappers and thieves.
When San Francisco Police Department DET. REBECCA MADSEN (Sarah Jones, "Sons of Anarchy") is assigned to a grisly homicide case, a fingerprint leads her to a shocking suspect: JACK SYLVANE (guest star Jeffrey Pierce, "The Nine"), a former Alcatraz inmate who died decades ago. Given her family history - both her grandfather and surrogate uncle, RAY ARCHER (Robert Forster, "Jackie Brown"), were guards at the prison - Madsen's interest is immediately piqued, and once the enigmatic, knows-everything-but-tells-nothing government agent EMERSON HAUSER (Sam Neill, "Jurassic Park") tries to impede her investigation, she's doggedly committed. Madsen turns to Alcatraz expert and comic book enthusiast, DR. DIEGO "DOC" SOTO (Jorge Garcia, "Lost"), to piece together the inexplicable sequence of events. The twosome discovers that Sylvane is not only alive, but he's loose on the streets of San Francisco, leaving bodies in his wake. And strangely, he hasn't aged a day since he was in Alcatraz, when the prison was ruled by the iron-fisted WARDEN EDWIN JAMES (Jonny Coyne, "Undercovers") and the merciless ASSOCIATE WARDEN E.B. TILLER (Jason Butler Harner, "The Changeling").
Madsen and Soto reluctantly team with Agent Hauser and his technician, LUCY BANERJEE (Parminder Nagra, "ER"), to stop Sylvane's vengeful killing spree. By delving into Alcatraz history, government cover-ups and Rebecca's own heritage, the team will ultimately discover that Sylvane is only a small part of a much larger, more sinister present-day threat. For while he may be the first, it quickly becomes clear that Sylvane won't be the last prisoner to reappear from Alcatraz.
Through the course of the investigation, Madsen and Soto will learn that Agent Hauser has known about the prison's secret history and has been awaiting the prisoners' return. Soto will witness his life's work - the history of Alcatraz - come alive. Madsen will be forced to keep her supportive San Francisco cop fiancé, JIMMY DICKENS (Santiago Cabrera, "Heroes"), at arm's length from the highly classified assignment as she sees everything she thought she knew about her family's past shattered, all while fighting to keep the country safe from history's most dangerous criminals.
ALCATRAZ is produced by Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Bad Robot Productions and Warner Bros. Television. The series is executive-produced by J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk (FRINGE) and Elizabeth Sarnoff. Steven Lilien ("Kyle XY") & Bryan Wynbrandt ("Kyle XY") and Sarnoff wrote the pilot, and Danny Cannon ("CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," "CSI: Miami") directed and executive-produced the pilot.
Alcatraz features an A-list cast with
Jorge Garcia as Dr. Diego “Doc” Soto
Sam Neill as Emerson Hauser
Sarah Jones as Det. Rebecca Madsen
Parminder Nagra as Lucy Banerjee
Robert Forster as Ray Archer
Santiago Cabrera as Jimmy Dickens
Jonny Coyne as Warden Edwin James
Jason Butler Harner as Associate Warden E.B. Tiller
|The new Fox Television Alcatraz series was developed by some of Hollywood's most successful and creative forces from shows like the epic television series LOST. While many fans are hoping that Alcatraz is the next LOST, the silimarilties are only superficial and the series takes a very different direction in terms of plots and story lines.|
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