Saturday, June 11, 2011

Abrams Locks Vancouver Into "Alcatraz" Series

Producer/writer J.J. Abrams, currently shooting the series "Fringe" in Vancouver, has now set his midseason 'supernatural' thriller TV series "Alcatraz" to start production in Vancouver this summer, with writer/co-producers Elizabeth Sarnoff and Bryan Burk ("Lost").

With a pilot directed earlier this year by Danny Cannon ("CSI"), "Alcatraz" stars Jorge Garcia, Sam Neill, Parminder Nagra and Robert Forster following a 'miraculous prison break'.

"Alcatraz" is one of three new series shooting in Vancouver, including "The Secret Circle", a CW spinoff, based on the book series "The Vampire Diaries" by author L.J. Smith and ABC's modern 'fairy tale' take, "Once Upon a Time".

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