Jorge Garcia Gets The Island Treatment In New J.J. Abrams Pilot

by | November 22, 2010 at 10:12 AM | Casting News

Jorge Garcia (Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)

Jorge Garcia (Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)

Hurley’s headed to a different island.

Deadline reports ‘Lost‘ star Jorge Garcia has signed up to star in J.J. Abrams’ upcoming Fox pilot ‘Alcatraz.’

Described to be “about secrets and the most infamous prison of all time,” the series focuses on a group of missing Alcatraz prisoners and guards who mysteriously reappear in the present day. Garcia will play “hippy geek” Dr. Diego Soto, the world’s leading expert on Alcatraz who is tasked with unveiling the truth about their disappearance 30 years ago.

Up next for Garcia is a guest-starring role on tonight’s Thanksgiving episode of CBS’s ‘How I Met Your Mother.’ He’ll also appear in ABC’s midseason comedy ‘Mr. Sunshine,’ starring Matthew Perry.

Preview Garcia On Tonight’s HIMYM:

If you’re keeping count, Garcia is the third ‘Lost’ castmember to land a new network project.  Michael Emerson and Terry O’Quinn have a put pilot commitment with NBC to star as former special ops agents in NBC’s ‘Odd Jobs.’

‘Alcatraz’ is executive produced by J.J. Abrams and is scheduled to begin shooting in January in San Francisco and Vancouver.

Are you excited to see Garcia in a starring role? Can you envision him as a doctor? Or will he forever be cemented in your mind as Hugo Reyes?