J.J. Abrams Locks Up LOST’s Jorge Garcia in ALCATRAZ

     November 21, 2010


The Fox drama Alcatraz is quickly developing into a dragnet for Lost fans.  Key Lost writer Elizabeth Sarnoff is the showrunner.  Lost co-creator J.J. Abrams is executive producer.  And now, according to Deadline, Lost fan favorite Jorge Garcia will star.

The drama centers on a team FBI agents that investigates the mystery of a group of missing Alcatraz prisoners who disappeared thirty years ago.  Garcia will play Dr. Diego Soto, the world’s foremost expert on Alcatraz, described as a “hippie geek.”  Awesome.

Bryan Burk (Fringe) joins Abrams and Sarnoff as producer; Danny Cannon (CSI) will direct the pilot, which shoots in January in San Franciso and Vancouver.  Glad to hear they’ll shoot some of the show on location in Frisco.  The aerials, at the very least.