J.J. Abrams has a history of successfully casting female leads. Keri Russell’s “Felicity” is still revered as one of television’s best casting moves, and he also launched Jennifer Garner to superstardom as Sydney Bristow on “Alias.” More recently, audiences have fallen in love with Evangeline Lilly on “Lost” and Anna Torv on “Fringe.”
The latest lucky actress to snag an Abrams pilot is “Sons of Anarchy’s” Sarah Jones. Jones, who in addition to “Sons” appeared on “House” and Fox’s short-lived “Lone Star” this year, has been cast in “Alcatraz,” Fox’s latest Warner Bros pilot for Fox.
Jones plays smart (and slightly obsessive) cop Rebecca Madsen, whose world is shaken up when a group of prisoners and guards who went missing from Alcatraz appear in the present day. A team of FBI agents has to track down the group and investigate their disappearance 30 years ago.
What do you think, Zappers? Can Jones follow in the footsteps of the J.J. Abrams ingenues who have gone before her? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.
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