Jonah Lotan has signed on for the male lead in ABC's drama pilot Pan Am, starring opposite Christina Ricci who boarded the project last week, reports Deadline.

From Sony Pictures TV, Pan Am is written by Jack Orman and directed by Thomas Schlamme.

The 1960's set soap centers around pilots and flight attendants working at the iconic Pan Am airline. Jonah Lotan will play the charismatic and confident Dean who has just been made captain of the amazing new Pan Am clipper, the Majestic.

Christina Ricci's character, Maggie, a fiery stewardess who is leading a double life - on duty she is a beautiful, perfectly groomed and poised stewardess, and off duty she is earthy, bohemian living among the beatniks and intellectuals of Greenwich Village.