Photo: From One Island to Another, Can Jorge Garcia and J.J Abrams Keep "Alcatraz" Afloat?
For 6 seasons, Jorge Garcia garnered a number of fans while playing the loveable comic relief Hugo “Hurley” Reyes on the ABC series “Lost” but Monday night, he debuted his latest role on Fox’s “Alcatraz.”
Garcia plays Alcatraz historian Dr. Diego Soto, who along with Emerson Hauser, tries to figure out why 300 former Alcatraz inmates who were believed to be dead or at least sent elsewhere in the 1960s are now appearing in present day. They quickly discover the inmates were falsely labeled as dead, as many of them simply disappeared, so where/when are they coming from, and why now?
It appears the J.J. Abrams-produced mystery drama with the sci-fi twist had may have hooked some viewers already. The two-hour premier brought in 10 million viewers and a 3.3 rating among adults 18-49. Viewership did not drop after the first hour, meaning the actual pilot didn’t send anyone in search of something else to watch.
Garcia and Abrams have known each other for years, having worked on Lost together, so maybe the Garcia-Abrams pairing will prove to be magic once again on Alcatraz.
Watch the trailer for Alcatraz, which premiered Monday night on Fox and stars Garcia, Sam Neil, and Sarah Jones, below.