Lost co-star Jorge Garcia has boarded J.J. Abrams' drama Alcatraz, set to play a lead on the Fox pilot, reports Deadline.

Alcatraz is described to be "about secrets and the most infamous prison of all time." Executive produced by Lost co-creator/executive producer J.J. Abrams, the drama centers on a group of missing Alcatraz prisoners and guards who reappear in the present day. It chronicles the efforts of a team of FBI agents to track them down and unravel the mystery behind their disappearance thirty years prior.

Jorge Garcia will play the hippy geek Dr. Diego Soto, the world's foremost expert on Alcatraz.

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Alcatraz was written on spec by Elizabeth Sarnoff, who penned the final version, and Steven Lilien and Bryan Wynbrandt, who wrote earlier incarnations.

The pilot is slated to begin in January in San Francisco and Vancouver.