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.