For the two-hour season finale of the hit FOX TV series Alcatraz (airing tonight at 8 p.m. ET/PT), executive producers J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk, Jennifer Johnson, Daniel Pyne and Jack Bender have reimagined that legendary sequence. In the series, San Francisco detective Rebecca Madsen (series star Sarah Jones) tracks down inmates who mysteriously disappeared from the maximum security prison when it closed nearly half a century ago and are now reappearing in contemporary San Francisco.
Like the original car chase, the new chase features a Ford Mustang and a Dodge Charger. But this time, with her own mint ’68 ’Stang unavailable, detective Madsen “borrows” a brand-new Deep Impact Blue 2013 Mustang GT to track down another of those reappearing convicts. The chase was filmed on many of the same streets and corners traveled by the 1968 characters.
“It’s such an iconic chase and such an iconic moment in San Francisco history and cinematic history. It actually worked out in a magical way because this chase scene became central to the final pursuit in the final episode,” said executive producer Pyne. “It was so exciting to work with Ford and the city of San Francisco to re-create the modern-day interpretation of such a legendary moment.”
Fans who want a new Mustang of their own can play the “Legends of Alcatraz” alternate reality game online at http://www.legendsofalcatraz.com for a chance to win one. Visitors can use their mental skills to solve the puzzles for more chances to win. The Legends sweepstakes is open until 9 p.m. PDT on March 31, 2012.
Tune in to the two-hour “Alcatraz” season finale on FOX at 8 p.m. ET/PT tonight to check out the new Mustang in action. Produced by Bonanza Productions in association with Bad Robot Productions and Warner Bros. Television, the series stars Sarah Jones, Jorge Garcia, Jonny Coyne, Parminder Nagra, Jason Butler Harner, Robert Forster and Sam Neill.
“We were so excited to be involved with the new series ‘Alcatraz.’ From the start of the creative discussions with FOX, Warner Bros. Television and the ‘Alcatraz’ producers, it was a natural fit to integrate the Ford Mustang into the high-energy series,” said Crystal Worthem, Ford Brand Content and Alliances manager. “The modern evolution of the new 2013 Mustang paired with the creative storyline of the evolution of the ‘Alcatraz’ story delivered an authentic and exciting experience for viewers.”