Doc and Rebecca close in on a man who may be the key to revealing the secrets behind all the returning criminals.
Meanwhile, Hauser makes a discovery beneath the halls of Alcatraz that brings him ...
When our unlikely trio tracks former inmate Paxton Petty, a sick landmine bomber who has returned only to place bombs throughout populated areas of San Francisco, methods of the past are applied to ...
Switching between eras, Alcatraz focuses on the Alcatraz prison, which was shut down in 1963 due to unsafe conditions for its prisoners and guards.
The show's premise is that both the prisoners and the guards disappeared in 1963 and have abruptly reappeared in modern-day San Francisco, where they are being tracked down by a government agency.
Even though the show is set in San Francisco, and some of the pilot was filmed in the city and on Alcatraz itself, the producers of the show opted to film the rest in Vancouver, mainly because of the much more attractive production rebates than California and the city of San Francisco could offer, much to the chagrin of the San Francisco film industry.
See more » Interesting that so many people are comparing this unfavorably to "Lost".
I actually hated "Lost" well, past the third or fourth episode, anyway, when it started collapsing under its own weight and stopped making any kind of sense at all.
"Alcatraz", I liked I already knew it had been canceled and wouldn't have an ending when I started streaming episodes, like with "Carnivale", but it was good enough that I knew I really wanted to see as much of it as was ever going to exist.
Generally the supernatural and/or JJ Abrams isn't my cup of tea, but I thought this show was extremely well done.
The cast is top-notch and the premise really grips the viewer.
I'm sorry they never got a chance to wrap it up.