Lynette Rice
September 01, 2010 AT 06:53 PM EDT

Image Credit: Armando Gallo/Retna LtdEW has confirmed that uber-producer J.J. Abrams, together with Lost executive producer Elizabeth Sarnoff, are gearing up to pitch a new show called Alcatraz, a drama about the infamous prison in the San Francisco Bay. The news was first reported on Deadline.com.

Abrams will produce the project through his Bad Robots shingle based at Warner Bros. TV. Sarnoff, who joined Lost in its second season, wrote the spec script. The duo is expected to make the rounds to the broadcast networks.

Bad Robot already has two series on the air: Fringe on Fox and the upcoming drama Undercovers on NBC.

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EW’s Jeff Jensen chats with JJ Abrams and Joss Whedon at Comic-Con

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