Actor and comedian Jorge Garcia who played Hugo “Hurley” Reyes in the hit show Lost has been cast in the CBS pilot The Ordained to premiere in the fall.
The Ordained centers itself on a powerful political family much like the Kennedys whose son Tom Reilly, played by British actor Charlie Cox, leaves priesthood to work at a firm in order to protect his sister from being assassinated.
The 39-year-old Garcia will play Carlos, an investigator at the prestigious New York law firm where Reilly works. Cox’s character is the lead role in the pilot. The 30-year-old Cox is known for his work in Stardust and Boardwalk Empire.
The pilot is a political drama penned by new TV writer Lisa Takeuchi Culen and produced by Frank Marshall of The Bourne film series.
The Ordained also brings another Latino actor to network TV. Actor Nestor Serrano who starred as Hector Estrada, mastermind behind the murder of Dexter’s mother on season seven of Dexter, will have a role in the project.
Jorge Garcia, what has he been up to?
Jorge Garcia, who is of Cuban-Chilean descent, was the first actor cast in Lost. The show ended its seven-year run in 2010. He then starred as one of the lead roles in J.J. Abrams Alcatraz. That show ended after 13 episodes in 2012. He made appearances on shows like ABC’s Once Upon a Time and Showtime’s Californication.
Garcia writes about his latest musings and shares intimate photos of his life off set on his blog Further Dispatches. His blog frequently includes tidbits on his girlfriend novelist and actress Bethany Leigh Shady, who appeared in Lost. His latest post entitled The Ratfather Part III shows the actor never left his comedy too far behind.
Here’s a look at Jorge Garcia’s best Hurley dude moments from Lost.
Jorge Garcia best clips from ‘Lost’
Originally published on VOXXI as Jorge Garcia of ‘Lost’ cast in CBS pilot ‘The Ordained’