New JJ Abrams sci-fi series picked up by Fox

Is this unravelling mystery going to be the new Fringe?

The pilot for Alcatraz from Star Trek, Super 8 and Fringe man JJ Abrams has been picked up by Fox for for 12 episodes. They also recently renewed Fringe for its fourth season.

In Alcatraz, a contemporary team of investigators are following the mysterious reappearance of inmates who vanished in the Sixties – so far all very Fringe. The pilot starred Sarah Jones, Jorge Garcia (Lost), Jonny Coyne, Jason Butler, Sam Neill, Parminder Nagra (ER), Santiago Cabrera and Robert Forster, which was directed by Danny Cannon, who produced CSI and 1995’s Judge Dredd.