Alcatraz Trailer Barely Even Trying


Alcatraz, J.J. Abrams's next mystery adventure, kicks off in January, though Fox has been teasing it since the TCAs in May. The newest promo hits more than a few familiar notes: There's the crackling, electromechanical sounds, straight out of the Lost playbook, the jittery sans-serif of a Bones trailer, and the menacing gaze of Sam Neill that became one of The Tudors' signatures. Most important, though, this trailer rolls out the welcome mat. "Welcome to Alcatraz!" is the new "Welcome to Terra Nova!"