J.J. Abrams has found his new TV leading lady.
According to Deadline.com, Sarah Jones will join the ranks of Jennifer Garner, Keri Russell, Evangeline Lily, Anna Torv and Gugu Mbatha-Raw as the latest ‘Abrams Girl’ (our equvilent to being a Bond Girl nowadays) in Abrams’ latest pilot Alcatraz, which is in the works for FOX.
The latest creation from the man who brought us Fringe and LOST revolves around the reappearance of a group of Alcatraz prisoners and guards, who mysteriously went missing 30 years ago, and the team of FBI agents picked to solve the mystery. Jones will play Rebecca Madsen, who Deadline describes as being “smart, thoughtful and a little obsessive police officer,” which makes her the perfect addition to J.J. Abrams Hall of Kick Ass Women. Jones joins previously cast Jorge Garcia (LOST), who will play Rebecca Madsen’s teammate Dr. Diego Soto, a walking Alcatraz encyclopedia whose expertise will be of great use for his teammates.
Jones is not unknown to most TV fans as she is fresh from a stint on the FX shows Sons of Anarchy and Justified, with guest starring stints on Ugly Betty, Big Love, and House.
The project is in contention for a slot on FOX’s 2011-2012 Fall TV Schedule, but we’re pretty sure that it’s a safe bet it will make the cut for next fall. We think it would be a perfect companion to Fringe, don’t you agree?
Are you guys ready to welcome J.J. Abrams’ latest female hero with open arms?