The Lost veteran discussed how the prison drama differs from the island-set mystery.
"I believe I'm going to be a lot less sweaty!" Garcia told The Hollywood Reporter. "There are no planes crashing and it's not in the jungle!"
The actor went on to insist that the two J.J. Abrams series should not be compared.
"Let Lost be Lost and now find what Alcatraz is," Garcia said. "Don't chase Lost; love it and put it to bed. You can bring out the DVDs whenever you want but don't go to Alcatraz looking for Lost.
"There may be some elements that will remind you since it comes from the same family but it's going to be its own thing."
In May, Abrams described the new series as "kick-ass", saying that the show has a certain kind of intrigue.
I think he's preparing us, but I hate to tell him all Bad Robot works have lovely little nods to each other. I know what he means though, it already seems a little more like FRINGE, then perhaps LOST in terms of presentation, but I would expect nothing short of sci-fi drama with huge anthropological pull and lots of heart.
Elizabeth Sarnoff Talks A Bunch of Stuff in Preparation to Comic Con!
THR: What makes for a successful panel?
Sarnoff: We're showing the pilot, and we’ll have Jorge Garcia and Sarah Jones there. I think that speaks for its self.
THR: Are you prepared for the inevitable Lost questions?
Sarnoff: Absolutely. I worked on the show for a long time and there are a lot of people on our show that worked on it: Jack Bender, Jorge Garcia, J.J. Abrams. I welcome that: this is our past and this is our present.
THR: How does Alcatraz compare to Lost?
Sarnoff: I don’t think it’s like Lost because the show at heart is a procedural show. We have a story end to our show where we're going to catch a bad guy every week as well as a really bad guy from Alcatraz, so it’s a very different show. Alcatraz is going to feel like it moves a hell of a lot faster because we have a lot of story to get through.http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-f ... eth-212564
Well I am glad we have a lot of story to go through, but I still suspect it will start out one way and get more and more engaging...
Don't Forget Tomorrow Night Is Preview Night! I will be looking for reviews, recaps, and any footage we can get from the Pilot Screening...Stay Tuned!!!!!!!!