J.J. Abrams, one of the creative forces behind "Lost," "Alias" and "Felicity," among other TV and film projects, has received a commitment from Fox to produce a pilot for a series focusing on the infamous San Francisco Bay island prison Alcatraz, reports Nellie Andreeva at Deadline.com.
“Alcatraz” was written on spec and taken out to the networks, the story says. Fox is already working with Abrams on the sci-fi drama "Fringe."
The new project is described as "a show about mysteries, secrets and the most infamous prison of all time: Alcatraz."
The final script was written by "Lost" executive producer Elizabeth Sarnoff, while Steven Lilien and Bryan Wynbrandt of "Kyle XY" wrote earlier versions, the story says.