Jorge Garcia Locked Into ‘Alcatraz’

Monday, November 22 by

Jorge Garcia's reaction to the news that McRib will be retired once again.

When “Lost” was winding down, I had two big questions. Where the hell is Walt, and what embarrassing roles will Jorge Garcia have to play going forward? Hopefully, he won’t have to at all because there’s news this morning that he’s re-teaming with J.J. Abrams. Garcia has landed the lead role in “Alcatraz.”

The pilot for Fox is about a group of Alcatraz prisoners and guards who reappear in the modern day after vanishing over 30 years ago (if it turns out they were in purgatory, I’m going to shoot my television.). And Jorge Garcia is on the case as Dr. Diego Soto, the world’s foremost expert on Alcatraz. Really, Fox? Somebody came in to your boardroom with an idea about an Alcatraz expert and you saw a show in that? I suspect this one passed on Abrams’s name recognition alone. Good thing McG isn’t executive producing. If that were the case, this thing would be called “Dr. Alcatraz” and the prisoners would be hot chicks. You just know they would. (Deadline)

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  1. November 22, 2010 4:45 am


    The plot is a little thicker than that:

    “Deadline reports that Alcatraz will be “about secrets and the most infamous prison of all time” and centers on a group of missing Alcatraz prisoners and guards who reappear in the present day. It will document the efforts of a team of FBI agents who are to track them down and unravel the mystery behind their disappearance thirty years prior. Garcia will play the hippy geek Dr. Diego Soto, the world’s foremost expert on Alcatraz.”

    It’s about trying to figure out how these people disappeared and why did they suddenly all start to show up now….It’s man hunt centered around mystery.

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