For most of us, Alcatraz conjures images of an elderly Sean Connery battering a team of US Marines, but the mysterious island prison will be getting another outing when Fox’s new series debuts on Watch next week. Starring Sam Neill, Sarah Jones and that fat lad from Lost, the first episode begins in March 1963, when over 300 prisoners and 40 guards vanish from Alcatraz Island, an incident that was covered up by the officials who subsequently ‘closed’ the prison. Cut to modern day San Francisco and these crooks – who haven’t aged a day – are re-appearing and causing chaos. Government conspiracy ahoy!
ALCATRAZ begins on Tuesday 13th March at 9pm