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Uitgebracht: Nederland, 16 maart 2013 / België, 26 maart 2012
Genre: Science Fiction/Fantasy/Aktie | 60 min. | .. jaar
Productiemaatschappij: = Bonanza Productions - TV Serie | Budget: …
Oorspronkelijk uitgebracht: Canada, 16 januari 2012
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= Jones, Sarah - (Detective Rebecca Madsen (13 episodes, 2012)
= Garcia, Jorge - (Dr. Diego Soto (13 episodes, 2012)
= Coyne, Jonny - (Warden Edwin James (13 episodes, 2012)
= Nagra, Parminder - (Dr. Lucy Banerjee (13 episodes, 2012)
Neill, Sam - (Emerson Hauser (13 episodes, 2012)
= Rippy, Leon - (Dr. Milton Beauregard (12 episodes, 2012)
Alle gevangenen van de beroemde gevangenis Alcatraz verdwijnen in de jaren '60 op mysterieuze wijze. Dertig jaar later duiken de gevangenen een voor een op in het criminele circuit zonder een dag ouder te zijn geworden. Rechercheur Rebecca Madsen, geheim agent Emerson Hauser en deskundige Dr. Diego 'Doc' Soto proberen het mysterie op te lossen.
On March 21, 1963, 256 inmates and 46 guards disappeared from the Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary without a trace. To cover up the disappearance, the government invented a cover story about the prison's being closed, due to unsafe conditions, and officially reported that the inmates had been transferred. However, federal agent Emerson Hauser (Sam Neill), a young San Francisco police officer tasked with transferring inmates to the island in 1963, is one of the first to discover that the inmates are actually missing and not transferred. In present-day San Francisco, the “63s” (as the missing inmates and guards are called) begin returning, one by one. Strangely, they haven't aged at all, and they have no clues about their missing time or their whereabouts during their missing years; however, they appear to be returning with compulsions to find certain objects and to continue their criminal habits. Even more strangely, the government has been expecting their return, and Hauser now runs a secret government unit dedicated to finding the returning prisoners; this unit was set up long ago in anticipation of the prisoners' returns. To help track down the returning prisoners and capture them, Hauser enlists police detective Rebecca Madsen (Sarah Jones) and Dr. Diego Soto (Jorge Garcia), a published expert on the history of Alcatraz and its inmates.
In November 2011, Elizabeth Sarnoff, co-creator of the series, stepped down as executive producer. She remained as an “executive consultant”.
The show was filmed in Vancouver and San Francisco. Scenes from the second episode prominently feature Vancouver's Toronto-Dominion Bank and Vancouver Film School, as well as backdrops of the port facilities.
There were around 302 people on Alcatraz when they all mysteriously vanished, with fewer than 50 of these being prison staff; the other 250+, referred to by Hauser as the '63s, remain some of America's worst recorded criminals. Each one has demonstrated a ruthless skill in their chosen crime fields of expertise and no compunctions about picking up where they left off. Various inmates underwent mysterious experiments involving their blood being extracted, treated with an unidentified process, and then returned to them, those inmates who underwent this procedure possessing a degree of accelerated healing that allows them to recover from wounds in far less time than would normally be expected.
Alcatraz is an American television series created by Elizabeth Sarnoff, Steven Lilien and Bryan Wynbrandt, and produced by J. J. Abrams and Bad Robot Productions. The series premiered on Fox on January 16, 2012, as a mid-season replacement. Switching between eras, the series focuses on the Alcatraz prison, which was allegedly 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. The series starred Sarah Jones, Jorge Garcia, Sam Neill and Parminder Nagra. The show was cancelled on May 9, 2012.