UPDATE: Alcatraz has been picked up.
This is great news for those who have been hoping that Alcatraz would be picked up to series by FOX. Minutes ago, Variety reported that the network has given series orders to the Warner Bros. TV drama from JJ. Abrams and Elizabeth Sarnoff.
It was only last week that we wondered whether Fringe has sunk it’s sibling’s chances of going to series due to rumors that execs had gone cold on the project, and would consider another sci-fi show as one too many. So this news is a bit of a surprise, but we’ll take surprises as Alcatraz is one of our most eagerly-awaited shows of the year.
Fringe AND Alcatraz both on FOX? Along with Terra Nova, you’d have to consider FOX has being the place to be for some of the boldest Seriable television next season.
Here’s another look at the description for Alcatraz:
Alcatraz focuses on a group of missing Alcatraz prisoners and guards who suddenly reappear in the present day. It follows the investigations of a team of FBI agents to track them down and unravel the 30 year mystery of their disappearance.
We’ll have more updates to come.
What are your thoughts on the Alcatraz pickup?