We’ve just received another casting update for JJ Abrams latest television series, “Alcatraz.” Thus far the roster consisted of “Lost” alum Jorge Garcia and TV regular Sarah Jones, now according to a report from Deadline we can add Dr. Grant — we mean, Sam Neill to the cast. He’s the latest actor to join the prison-centric drama.
“Alcatraz’s” premise centers 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.” Neill will star as “Emerson Hauser, the head of a government agency who radiates authority and piercing intelligence.”
As for the rest of the cast, Garcia will play Dr. Diego Soto, a hippy geek who’s an expert on the prison and the island. Jones will play the role of Rebecca Madsen, a smart, thoughtful and a little obsessive police officer. Jonny Coyne also appears in a lead role, while Jason Butler Harner plays a supporting character.
“Alcatraz” is a developing pilot for Fox.
What do you think of Neill joining Alcatraz?