Dominic Monaghan cast in 'FlashForward'

ABC series bows Sept. 24

"Lost" alum Dominic Monaghan is joining the cast of ABC's new fall drama "FlashForward," the network confirmed Friday at Comic-Con.

There had been speculation that Monaghan would be added to the action drama ever since he was featured in the "ABC House" promo campaign this spring despite the fact that his character on "Lost" had drowned.

ABC has been so high on "FlashForward," slated to premiere Sept. 24, that it began airing promos for it during "Lost" before the show was officially picked up to series in May.

Based on Robert J. Sawyer's novel, the Joseph Fiennes-starring series chronicles the aftermath of a global event in which everyone blacks out for 2 minutes, 17 seconds and has mysterious visions of six months into the future.

Co-starring on the series are John Cho, Jack Davenport, Courtney B. Vance, Sonya Walger , Brian F. O'Byrne, Christine Woods, Zachary Knighton and Peyton List.

Aside from "Lost," Monaghan is also known for his role as Hobbit Meriadoc "Merry" Brandybuck in the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy. He recently appeared in "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" and guest starred on "Chuck."

The series executive producers are David S. Goyer, Brannon Braga, Marc Guggenheim and Jessika Borsiczky Goyer ("Revelations").