Alcatraz Synopsis

From executive producer J.J. Abrams (FRINGE, “Lost,” “Star Trek,” and the recent blockbuster “Super 8”) comes ALCATRAZ, a thrilling new series that follows a unique trio investigating the mystifying reappearance of 302 of Alcatraz’s most notorious prisoners and guards, 50 years after they vanished.

When San Francisco Police Department DET. REBECCA MADSEN (Sarah Jones) is assigned to a grisly homicide case, a fingerprint leads her to a seemingly impossible suspect: JACK SYLVANE (guest star Jeffrey Pierce), an Alcatraz inmate who died over 30 years ago. Given her family history – both her grandfather and surrogate uncle, RAY ARCHER (Robert Forster), were guards at the prison – Madsen’s interest is immediately piqued. When the enigmatic, knows-everything-but-tells-nothing government agent EMERSON HAUSER (Sam Neill) tries to impede her investigation, she becomes doggedly committed to it.

Alcatraz News
Alcatraz: The Complete Series Blu-ray and DVD Arrive October 16th
Fans can relive all 13 episodes of this Fox series starring Sarah Jones, Jorge Garcia, and Sam Neill.
Alcatraz Mystery of the 63s Highlight Reel
Find out what happened to 'The 63's' in this special look at the Fox series airing Monday nights at 9 PM ET.
WonderCon 2012 Schedule Revealed
Take a look at all the movie and TV-related events at the Anaheim convention, which runs from March 16 through March 18.
J.J. Abram's Alcatraz Launches Viral Campaign
Post cards from prison, a Ford Mustang, and Dr. Diego Soto all tie into the mysteries of the Island, as this new Fox series debuts Monday, January 16th.
Fox Announces 2011-2012 Midseason Premiere Dates
New dramas Touch, Alcatraz and The Finder to debut, along with the launch of new animated series Napoleon Dynamite.
Three Alcatraz Season 1 Promos
J.J. Abrams produces this new Fox thriller about the mysterious prison, which debuts midseason.
EXCLUSIVE: Robert Forster Talks Alcatraz
The Jackie Brown star reveals details about his character, Ray Archer, who holds many of the secrets in this upcoming Fox series.
Comic-Con 2011 Recap: 158 Exclusive Interviews, 135 Stories, and 308 Videos
Check out the hottest celebrity interviews, headlines and media from the year's most fan worthy convention.
SDCC 2011 EXCLUSIVE: Alcatraz Cast Interviews
Jorge Garcia, Parminder Nagra, and Santiago Cabrera offer a look at Fox's new series from producer J.J. Abrams.
Warner Bros. Throws Comic-Con 2011 Key Party!
40,000 limited-edition hotel key cards will be handed out in San Diego with designs for such series as Alcatraz, Person of Interest, and Mortal Kombat: Legacy.
Warner Bros. Television Announces Comic-Con 2011 Schedule
Stars and producers from hit series Supernatural, Chuck, The Big Bang Theory and more will appear in San Diego this year.
Fox Announces 2011-2012 Fall and Midseason Schedule
Kiefer Sutherland returns with a new drama, Jonah Hill has a new animated series, and audience favorites American Idol and Glee return.
FOX 2011-2012 Series Trailers
Catch your first glimpse of the new FOX shows Alcatraz, Allen Gregory, New Girl, Terra Nova, The Finder, I Hate My Teenage Daughter and Napoleon Dynamite.
Fox Cancels The Chicago Code, Human Target, Lie to Me and Breaking In
The network has picked up The New Girl, Alcatraz, The Finder and I Hate My Teenage Daughter.
Sam Neill Boards Alcatraz
J.J. Abrams' new Fox pilot centers on a cop trying to unravel a mystery surrounding the infamous prison.
Jorge Garcia Boards Alcatraz
J.J. Abrams' Fox drama set at the notorious island prison.
Fox Orders Pilot for J.J. Abrams' Alcatraz
The new series will be set in the infamous prison that once housed Al Capone among other famous criminals.
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