Get ready to see another take on the infamous prison island Alcatraz.
After other networks expressed interest, Fox has reportedly picked up the pilot to the J.J. Abrams’ produced project Alcatraz. Also on board for the new show is former Lost writer Elizabeth Sarnoff, who wrote the finalized script for the pilot.The show is being produced by Abrams Bad Robot with Warner Bros TV serving as the studio. Bad Robot’s has two other series on television currently: Fox’s Fringe and NBC’s Undercovers, which will premiere next week.
Alcatraz will be a crime thriller set at the San Francisco Bay prison island that has been shut down since 1963. Further details are being kept under wraps, of course.