Exclusive! Lost Creator J.J. Abrams’s New Dramas, in His Own Words
It's been 18 months since the finale of Lost aired on ABC, and since then we've been waiting for a thought-provoking drama to fill the hole it left in our hearts, minds, and TV-watching schedule.
Our wait might be over, as J.J. Abrams, the creative genius behind our favorite obsession, has not one but two new dramas premiering this fall.
Wetpaint Entertainment caught up with the cult producer at the Pink Party hosted by Jennifer Garner — star of another Abrams show, Alias — at the W Hollywood to get the scoop on his latest ventures.
“I have two shows coming out, Person of Interest debuting on CBS, and Alcatraz on Fox mid season,” Abrams told Wetpaint Entertainment in an exclusive interview.
“They’re both shows that I would watch, I don’t know if that means anything to anyone else!” said Abrams, who went on to explain the premises of his two new projects.
“Michael Emerson and Jim Caviezel star, and Jonathan Nolan created [Person of Interest]. It is a wonderful sort of ‘What if?’ idea… ‘What if we could predict who was going to be involved in crimes, and what do you do with that information?’
“'What is on the other side of all those cameras that are constantly looking at us?’” he added.
“Alcatraz is a cool show that Elizabeth Sarnoff created, who was on the Lost team. It’s a cool mystery that takes place present day about Alcatraz and what happened 50 years ago on that island.”
Alcatraz features another Lost alum, our favorite cuddly comic diversion, Jorge Garcia.
Abrams went on to say, “They’re very different shows to Lost and hopefully people will be asking different questions. They are both shows that I hope people watch and enjoy.”
Person Of Interest premieres on CBS on September 22. Let the countdown begin!