Parminder Nagra, Robert Forster Join J.J. Abrams' Alcatraz Pilot

ER alumna Parminder Nagra is set for a lead role on Fox’s pilot Alcatraz. Also in negotiations to join in the J.J. Abrams-produced pilot is veteran Robert Forster.

The drama project, from Warner Bros. TV, Abrams’ Bad Robot and executive producer/showrunner Liz Sarnoff, chronicles the efforts of a cop (Sarah Jones) and team of FBI agents tracking down a group of missing Alcatraz prisoners and guards who reappear in the present day.

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Sam Neill was just cast as Emerson Hauser, a head of a government agency. Nagra will play his lab technician, Lucy. Forster, who was nominated for an Oscar for his supporting role in Jackie Brown, will play Ray Archer, a retired detective who is now owner/bartender of a cop hangout bar.

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  1. Soraya says:

    This news makes me miss ER… loved her as Neela!

  2. […] Nagra, minunata actrita din ER, va avea un rol principal in Alcatraz, noul serial Fox produs de J.J. […]

  3. eviltwit says:

    wonderful to see her again on the small screen. too bad they had to resort to the cliched Indian-as-lab tech/doctor/scientist role though. would have loved to see her do the action!