Coyne, Harner join Abrams's 'Alcatraz'
Published Dec 1 2010, 17:00 GMT | By Morgan Jeffery Jonny Coyne
and Jason Butler Harner have joined the cast of upcoming J.J. Abrams Fox pilot Alcatraz
The series will follow a team of FBI agents investigating the mysterious reappearance of a gang of Alcatraz prisoners who vanished 30 years ago.Deadline
reports that Coyne will play the lead role of prison warden Edwin James. The actor recently played a recurring role on Abrams's short-lived NBC spy drama Undercovers
and has also appeared in episodes of Merlin
and Hotel Babylon
Harner, who has recently made guest appearances on The Good Wife
, will play the supporting role of E.B. Tiller, another prison warden who "enjoys and abuses his power".
The pair join the previously-cast Jorge Garcia
, who will play Alcatraz expert Diego Soto, and Sarah Jones
, cast as obsessive police officer Rebecca Madsen.
Filming on the Alcatraz
pilot is expected to commence in January.