[This story has been updated below]
FOX’s recent cancelation of its freshman mystery series Alcatraz sank the hearts of the show’s fans who saw potential in the show’s overarching mythology, which suddenly opened up in the rather awesome season finale. With the series not appearing to move forward elsewhere and many mysteries left unresolved, fans are wondering: Just what was the mythology behind Alcatraz?
Jorge Garcia, who played Doc Soto on the series, took to Twitter to share what he’d apparently learned about the show’s central mythology from one of the show’s co-creators Brian Wynbrandt. Here’s what Garcia claimed:
“Kinda got my mind blown tonight at dinner.
@BryanWynbrandt explained the mythology behind Alcatraz. Guess what. It’s Purgatory.”
UPDATE: Co-creator Brian Wynbrant has since denied that the show’s mythology was about purgatory:
“It wasn’t purgatory, folks.“
So, Garcia was joking, but it’s a reminder that there remains plenty of unresolved questions from Alcatraz. Previously, showrunner Daniel Pyne described the first season as a short story that ended as planned, but also promised they would “figure out some other way” to answer the unresolved questions should the show get canceled:
We haven’t planned on anything yet, but we’ll deal with that when the time comes. In one way, we feel like the first 13 [episodes] were a marvelous short story and ended where we wanted it to end with tons of questions, but [also] a lot of answers to things that had been bugging people. So, we wrapped some things up, but we deal with others. But if we don’t get picked up, yeah, we’ll have to figure out some other way. Online short stories maybe.
We’ll let you know if anything comes of that.
Source: @JorgeGarcia | HT: Seriable Reader Mesa