J.J. Abrams returns with Alcatraz with Jorge Garcia
Abrams’ midseason thriller series Alcatraz will be based in Vancouver when episode production begins in earnest later this summer. Alcatraz, which Abrams is producing with Lost writer-producers Elizabeth Sarnoff and Bryan Burk, stars Jorge Garcia, Sam Neill, Parminder Nagra and Robert Forster in a tale about a prison break. Alcatraz will have supernatural elements, like Abrams’ other series, Lost, Alias and the Vancouver-based Fringe, which is returning for a fourth season. The pilot episode was directed in Vancouver earlier this year by CSI veteran Danny Cannon.