Alcatraz is the latest hit US drama produced by JJ Abrams (Lost, Star Trek, Super 8) and hits UKTV channel Watch again Tomorrow; Tuesday at 9. America’s most notorious and infamous prison inmates are back, and seeking revenge…
The intense Alcatraz opener sees young San Francisco Police Department detective Rebecca Madsen (Sarah Jones) assigned to a grisly homicide case, a single fingerprint leading her to a shocking suspect: Jack Sylvane (Jeffrey Pierce), an Alcatraz inmate who died over 30 years ago.
With both her grandfather and surrogate uncle, Ray Archer (Robert Forster), once guards of the prison — Madsen’s interest is immediately piqued, and once the enigmatic, knows-everything-but-tells-nothing government agent Emerson Hauser (Sam Neill) tries to impede her investigation, she’s doggedly committed.
Madsen turns to Alcatraz expert and comic book enthusiast Dr. Diego “Doc” Soto (Jorge Garcia) to piece together the inexplicable sequence of events. The two discover that Sylvane is not only alive, but he’s loose on the streets of San Francisco, exacting decades-old revenge and leaving bodies in his wake. And, strangely, he hasn’t aged a day since 1963.
Will detective Madsen and Soto team with Hauser and his technician, Lucy Banerjee (Parminder Nagra) in an attempt to stop Sylvane’s killing?
Episode 1 Clip:
After a grizzly opening to the series, the mystery and intrigue surrounding the appearance of in-mates previously presumed dead continues… Whilst Detective Rebecca Madsen and Doc Soto remain suspicious over FBI Agent Hauser’s true motives, havoc is taking over the streets of San Francisco…
A terrifying sniper begins targeting young victims, and the team are forced to group and retrace his history in order to uncover his mysterious past – but will they, can they, cooperate before it’s too late?
The story is based on the real ‘Wichita Sniper’ imprisoned in Alcatraz, infamous for seemingly random shootings at members of the public before going underground. (More info about the real Ernest Cobb here: http://alcatraz.wikia.com/wiki/Ernest_Cobb ).
Episode 2 Clip:
Episode 2 of Alcatraz airs tomorrow night on Watch at 9:00 PM