Ready for 2011's new crop of TV shows? Get a sneak peek at J.J. Abrams’ time-bending mystery show Alcatraz, the comic book adaptation of Joe Hill’s Locke & Key, and see the doll that gives Wonder Woman breast envy.
USA Today has a collection of new images from the new batch of 2011 pilots. This top image is from Alcatraz. Penned by Lost scribe, Elizabeth Sarnoff, the details on this series are scarce. But what we do know is that the story is centered around the mysterious re-appearance of a gang of Alcatraz inmates and prison guards in the modern day. Have the guards aged? Is time travel involved? We don’t know the details yet. But what we do know is the above picture shows actor Sam Neill, who is playing Emerson Hauser, “the head of a government agency who radiates authority and piercing intelligence.” Across from him (we assume) is the shows main character Rebecca Madsen (played by Sarah Jones), a smart but slightly obsessive law dog who is charged with solving the Alcatraz mystery. To find out more about the series, click here.
Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci’s new TV project Locke & Key has us giddy with the talent attached to it. First off, the show is based of Joe Hill’s comic book of the same name. Mark Pellegino (Lost), Nick Stahl (Terminator 2, Carnivàle), and Miranda Otto (Lord of the Rings), Sarah Bolger (The Tudors) have all been cast. Josh Friedman of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles is the TV series executive producer and head writer, and Mark Romanek is directing the pilot. This show is basically drowning in talent.
But the premise is even more interesting. The show follows the children of the Locke family, after the passing of their father move a creepy old house with their uncle. Once in their new home, the kids discover a collection of puzzles, keys and doors. The entire place is a giant puzzle box waiting to be solved. Naturally some of the rooms are locked for good reason, but that’s for the kids, and the audience, to find out in their own time.
You’ve seen the new and (slightly) improved Wonder Woman costume from NBC’s superhero series. Now see Diana Prince in her business suit with her “professional” hair. And we assume, that’s the doll from the infamous scene in which Wonder Woman describes how she wishes she had the same breast size as the doll. As we woman constantly do. Watch a version of this scene in this leaked audition tape.
Via USA Today