First clip of J. J. Abrams Alcatraz

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18 May 11

This is the 2nd J.J. Abrams show to get picked up this season after Person of Interest. Created by J. J. Abrams (Lost, Star Trek, Fringe etc…) & Elizabeth Sarnoff (writer/producer Lost, Deadwood), Alcatraz starts off with a fingerprint at a homicide found by Detective Rebecca Madsen (Sarah Jones – Sons of Anarchy, Big Love) which appears to be from a former inmate of the prison, who should be long dead. As she digs deeper, Madsen enlists the help of Alcatraz expert Dr. Diego Soto (Jorge Garcia – Hurley in Lost), and also encounters the hindrance of government agent Emerson Hauser (Sam Neill – Jurassic Park). It turns out not only is the inmate alive, he’s merrily killing again on the streets of San Francisco, and it seems he’s not the only ex-Alcatraz resident on the loose. Madsen and Soto reluctantly team up with Hauser and his sidekick Lucy Banerjee (Parminder Nagra – ER, Bend It Like Beckham) to track down the various miscreants. Alcatraz is due to air mid-season 2012 on Fox.