Alcatraz

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When San Francisco Police Department Det. Rebecca Madsen (Sarah Jones) is assigned to a grisly homicide case, a fingerprint leads her to Jack Sylvane (guest star Jeffrey Pierce), a former Alcatraz inmate who died decades ago. Given her family history—both... read more
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When San Francisco Police Department Det. Rebecca Madsen (Sarah Jones) is assigned to a grisly homicide case, a fingerprint leads her to Jack Sylvane (guest star Jeffrey Pierce), a former Alcatraz inmate who died decades ago. Given her family history—both her grandfather and surrogate uncle, Ray Archer (Robert Forster), were guards at 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 is 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 twosome discovers that Sylvane is not only alive, but he is loose on the streets of San Francisco, leaving bodies in his wake. And strangely, he has not aged a day since he was in Alcatraz, when the prison was ruled by the iron-fisted Warden Edwin James (Jonny Coyne) and the merciless Associate Warden E.B. Tiller (Jason Butler Harner). Madsen and Doc reluctantly team with Agent Hauser and his technician, Lucy Banerjee (Parminder Nagra), to stop Sylvane's vengeful killing spree. By delving into Alcatraz history, government cover-ups and Rebecca's own heritage, the team will ultimately discover that Sylvane is only a small part of a much larger, more sinister present-day threat. For while he may be the first, it quickly becomes clear that Sylvane will not be the last prisoner to reappear from Alcatraz. Through the course of the investigation, Madsen and Soto will learn that Agent Hauser has known about the prison's secret history and has been awaiting the prisoners' return. Soto will witness his life's work—the history of Alcatraz—come alive. Madsen will be forced to keep her supportive cop fiancé, Jimmy Dickens (Santiago Cabrera), at arm's length from the highly classified assignment as she sees everything she thought she knew about her family's past shattered, all while fighting to keep the country safe from history's most dangerous criminals

Original Release

01/16/2012 on FOX

US Release

01/16/2012

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Cast

Sarah Jones Detective Rebecca Madsen
Sam Neill Emerson Hauser
Robert Forster Ray Archer
Jonny Coyne Warden Edwin James
Parminder Nagra Dr. Lucy Banerjee
Jorge Garcia Dr. Diego Soto
Leon Rippy Dr. Milton Beauregard
Jason Butler Harner Deputy Warden E.B. Tiller
David Hoflin Tommy Madsen
Jeffrey Pierce Jack Sylvane
(see additional cast & crew)
No episodes available for this season.

Directors

Jack Bender, Paul A. Edwards, Brad Turner, Eagle Egilsson, Aaron Lipstadt, Nick Copus, Charles Beeson, Brad Anderson, Danny Cannon

Writers

Elizabeth Sarnoff, Bryan Wynbrandt, Steven Lilien, Robert Hull, Robert Hull, Jennifer Johnson, Jennifer Johnson, Toni Graphia, Leigh Dana Jackson, Alison Balian, Coleman Herbert, Daniel Pyne

Creators

Elizabeth Sarnoff, Bryan Wynbrandt, Steven Lilien

Cast

Sarah Jones Detective Rebecca Madsen
Sam Neill Emerson Hauser
Robert Forster Ray Archer
Jonny Coyne Warden Edwin James
Parminder Nagra Dr. Lucy Banerjee
Jorge Garcia Dr. Diego Soto
Leon Rippy Dr. Milton Beauregard
Jason Butler Harner Deputy Warden E.B. Tiller
David Hoflin Tommy Madsen
Jeffrey Pierce Jack Sylvane
Jeananne Goossen Nikki
Joe Egender Ernest Cobb
Samuel Patrick Chu Chet
Christopher Logan Observation Room Tech
Robbie Amell Young Ray Archer
Jason Butler Harner E.B. Tiller
James Pizzinato Paxton Petty
Greyston Holt Young Emerson Hauser
Ben Cotton William Gant
Kerry van der Griend Guard

Producers

J.J. Abrams Executive Producer
Jack Bender Executive Producer
Bryan Burk Executive Producer
Bryan Wynbrandt Executive Producer
Kathy Lingg Executive Producer
Steven Lilien Executive Producer
Toni Graphia Executive Producer
Jennifer Johnson Executive Producer
Daniel Pyne Executive Producer
Elizabeth Sarnoff Executive Producer
Danny Cannon Executive Producer
J.J. Abrams Producer
Jack Bender Producer
Bryan Burk Producer
Noreen O'Toole Producer
Kathy Lingg Producer
Athena Wickham Producer
Stephen Semel Producer
Steven Lilien Producer
Geoff Garrett Producer
Bryan Wynbrandt Producer
Robert M. Williams Jr. Producer
Jennifer Johnson Producer
Robert Hull Producer
Daniel Pyne Producer
Robert Hull Producer
Toni Graphia Producer
Elizabeth Sarnoff Producer
Alison Balian Producer
Danny Cannon Producer
John B. Moranville Producer

Editors

Hibah Schweitzer, Andrew Seklir, Vikash Patel, Imelda Betiong, Mark Goldman

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