J.J. Abrams Alcatraz project will go as a Fox pilot
HollywoodNews.com: J.J. Abrams’ Alcatraz is open for business.
The secretive TV project produced by Warner Bros. and the director-producer’s Bad Robot label has found a place at Fox.
Per the Hollywood Reporter, the network has given the project a pilot order. The plotline per the trade:
“A show about mysteries, secrets and the most infamous prison of all time: Alcatraz.”
Elizabeth Sarnoff of “Lost” and “Deadwood” fame is the lead writer and joins project Alcatraz as an executive producer. Bryan Burk is the executive producer. Co-executive producers and writers include Steven Lilien and Bryan Wynbrandt.
Abrams already has his show “Fringe” on Fox. His urban action series “Undercovers” about a husband and wife who are reactivated as CIA agents, airs on NBC on September 22.
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