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Jorge Garcia to Star in J.J. Abrams Pilot Alcatraz

Lost's Jorge Garcia is set to play the lead in the Fox pilot Alcatraz, executive produced by Lost co-creator and executive producer J.J. Abrams, a series that, like Lost, is ostensibly about an island. This island doubles as a jail (though arguably so did the other one!), of course, and the series will focus on a group of Alcatraz prisoners and guards who reappear in the present day after disappearing 30 years prior, and the team of FBI agents trying to unravel this mystery. Garcia will play geeky Dr. Diego Soto, the world's foremost expert on Alcatraz. We're hooked. [Deadline]

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