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New Show From J.J. Abrams and Fox Locks up Sam Neill, 'ER' Actress Parminder Nagra, With Negotiations Ongoing for Oscar Nominee to Join Cast as Well Deadline.com

A new show from J.J. Abrams and Fox has tapped veteran actor Sam Neill to star with Sarah Jones in the project about a team of FBI agents tracking down missing prisoners, reports Deadline.com. Neill will play Emerson Hauser, the chief of a government agency who the story says "radiates authority and piercing intelligence."

The project has also cast "ER" actress Parminder Nagra as Hauser's lab technician, while Robert Forster, who was nominated for an Oscar for his role in "Jackie Brown," is in negotiations to play retired detective Ray Archer, according to a separate Deadline.com story