Star Trek producer/director JJ Abrams, co-creator of Lost, is putting together another mysterious TV series about an island – this time one in the middle of San Francisco Bay. According to the reports, FOX has ordered a pilot from Abrams about the infamous prison Alcatraz.
JJ Abrams Alcatraz pilot at Fox + shopping show with J. Nolan
J.J. Abrams’ latest top-secret project is a TV series about the island prison Alcatraz. According to The Hollywood Reporter Fox has ordered a pilot for the unnamed series which Abrams is developing with Lost veteran Elizabeth Sarnoff. The only description thus far is "A show about mysteries, secrets and the most infamous prison of all time: Alcatraz." The show will be produced by Abrams’ Bad Robot production company under his TV deal with Warner Brothers. Abrams is executive producing along with fellow Star Trek producer Bryan Burk.
In addition to the new Alcatraz show, Abrams is also reported to be shopping around a crime thriller TV series with Jonah Nolan (co-writer of The Dark Knight).
Abrams show premieres next week
If Fox picks up the series, it will join Abrams’ Fringe at Fox, which starts its third season next Thursday. Abrams newest show is the married spies drama Undercovers, which premiers next Wednesday on NBC.
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