Thesp joins cabler miniseries

Roger Bart has joined the cast of eight-hour Sci Fi Channel miniseries “The Lost Room.”

Project 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.

Bart will play the detective’s adversary, the sociopathic Professor Howard Montague, who’s obsessed with obtaining the key. Thesp last portrayed the evil pharmacist George Williams in “Desperate Housewives.”

Production on “The Lost Room” begins this month in New Mexico. Lionsgate Television produces.

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