In San Francisco’s island prison of “Alcatraz,” no prisoner has ever escaped the island. But the government mysteriously shut down the prison with a conspiracy cover up that everyone disappeared on the island in 1963. And, now they are reappearing in the present time period.
The co-creators Steven Lilien and Bryan Wynbrandt were in attendance at WonderCon 2012 this past weekend to promote the television show “Alcatraz.”
Latino-Review was invited to discuss with the creators of the show at a roundtable of journalists.
Lilien explained how the concept of the show originated from a dream he had one night.
“Bryan and I were kicking around some ideas for a new show,” said Lilien. “One night I went home and literally had a dream about Alcatraz. I was walking around Alcatraz and it was completely empty. And I woke up at 3 o’clock in the morning and I e-mailed Bryan and said, ‘I have this crazy idea for a show that Alcatraz closed as part of a massive conspiracy and they all disappeared.’ Bryan called me the first thing in the morning and said like, ‘Get over here right now! We need to talk about this.’”
Wynbrandt added, “The big question was ‘where did they go?’ I said, ‘[It’s] a great idea. I love it.’”
“I have no idea,” Lilien interjected. “I woke up before the dream could tell me that.”
Wynbrandt also revealed that with the season’s finale, the show will answer many questions that the audiences may have. However, he cautioned that new ones will be asked.
“It will pose new questions that are greater than any of the other questions ever been asked,” Wynbrandt said.
“Alcatraz” airs Monday nights on Fox. Check your local listings.
Here is the full uncut video round table interview.
Source: Latino Review