JJ Abrams sure knows how to keep it in the family. The producer and director has a new TV series on the horizon called “Alcatraz” and he’s already roped in one of the alums from his past show “Lost” to join the cast. According to Deadline, Jorge Garcia has signed on to star in the series, which will have the actor jumping from ABC to the Fox network.
“Alcatraz” is described as a drama that will be all “about secrets and the most infamous prison of all time.” In other words, Abrams has found another way to conjure up a show that has to do with an island that has something to hide. Damn it, we thought we were done with these games?! Obviously Garcia doesn’t have a problem with being submerged in mystery again because he’ll be playing one of the main characters.
“Alcatraz” will center on “a group of missing Alcatraz prisoners and guards who reappear in the present day. It chronicles the efforts of a team of FBI agents to track them down and unravel the mystery behind their disappearance thirty years prior.” Garcia will star as Dr. Diego Soto, a hippy geek who’s an expert on the prison and the island.
Of course Garcia would play the island expert, he was trapped on one for six years before this. He should be really familiar with the lay of the land.
What do you think of Garcia joining another Abrams show…about an island?