Roger Bart is joining the cast of the Sci-Fi Channel miniseries, The Lost Room also for Lionsgate Television.

The eight-hour show also stars Peter Krause as a detective who happens upon a seemingly ordinary motel room key only to discover that it opens a portal to alternate worlds that lets loose a set of mundane objects with mysterious powers. According to Variety, Bart will play the detective's adversary, the sociopathic Professor Howard Montague, who's obsessed with obtaining the key.

Production for The Lost Room begins this month in New Mexico; no schedule has been set for the miniseries.