Hugo “Hurley” Reyes is coming back to TV—well, sort of.
Jorge Garcia, the actor who played Hurley for six seasons on ABC’s Lost, has just been cast in Alcatraz, a new FOX drama that focuses on the mysteries of a hard-time federal penitentiary, which closed nearly a half-century ago.
The part Cuban, part Chilean actor will play a hippy named Diego Soto, who's the world's foremost expert on Alcatraz, and its secrets. The new series is being executive produced by J.J. Abrams (Lost, Fringe).
Garcia, 37, has been in big demand on TV lately. He recently booked a role on the Matthew Perry laugher, Mr. Sunshine, and he's set to guest star on a special Thanksgiving Day episode of CBS’ hit show, How I Met Your Mother (airing November 23).