Parminder Nagra is “gutted” that Alcatraz was canceled after just one season: Not only did it cut short her intriguing role as Dr. Lucille “Lucy” Banerjee but it left many hanging plotlines.
Alcatraz, which centered on the reappearance of prisoners and guards after they vanished from the infamous prison 50 years prior, was canceled in May after just 13 episodes.
The British actress told the BBC’s Newsbeat that she was hoping for another shortened season to wrap the show up:
“We only did 13 episodes. It would have been nice to have another 13 episodes – that would would have been fantastic so people at least know what the hell was going on. Even I was going, ‘I want to know what’s going on’ because no-one ever told us anything.”
As it stands, the unanswered questions will remain unanswered, though Nagra managed to tease a few clues out of the producers as to where the show was going:
“I’ve grilled them quite extensively. They were saying some really cool, interesting stuff. I was like, ‘I don’t want to hear that now.’ It was all the more gutting for me.”
Fans of the series will have to hope that continuation/resolution comes via another format: “online shorts” had been mooted prior to cancellation, but no word on that has come since.
Interesting that 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment is doing something to provide resolution for fans of Terra Nova (also canceled this year) in the form of a motion comic. It’s not the same as watching the action unfold on screen, and I can’t vouch for its quality at this stage, but it’s something.