Sam Neill has been added to the cast of Alcatraz, the Fox pilot that J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot Productions is producing. The Jurassic Park star joins the group that already includes Sarah Jones as the show's lead, Jorge Garcia (Hurley from Lost) as an Alcatraz expert, Jonny Coyne and Jason Butler Harner.
We learned last month that the show will have a supernatural element to it. Jones' character is an FBI agent that is called in when a group of prisoners and guards who have been missing for over 30 years suddenly reappears on the island prison. Neill is playing Emerson Hauser, described as the chief of a government agency by Deadline. Whether his character is Jones' boss at the FBI or the top dog at a different alphabet agency is unknown right now.
The latest news break suggests that both the prisoners and the guards seem to go on the run when they come back, and the FBI agents have to pursue and capture them.
There better not be any glowing caves in Alcatraz.
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