J.J. Abrams' Alcatraz project lands at Fox

J.J. Abrams' top-secret Alcatraz project has found a home at Fox.

The network has given a pilot commitment to Abrams' latest mysterious TV endeavor, whose official logline is as cryptic as one might expect: "A show about mysteries, secrets and the most infamous prison of all time: Alcatraz."

Abrams is reteaming with veterans from his other island-based show, "Lost" -- Elizabeth Sarnoff is the lead writer and joins Abrams as an executive producer, and Bryan Burk is an executive producer. Co-executive producers and writers include Steven Lilien and Bryan Wynbrandt.

If greenlighted, the project will join Abrams' "Fringe" on the network. Abrams is also shopping a crime thriller with "Inception" director Christopher Nolan.

Abrams' Bad Robot produces the show in association with Warner Bros.

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