'Breaking Bad' Star and More Cast in New Kripke/Abrams Pilot
Monday, February 27, 2012
There are literally dozens of new pilots being developed right now in
Hollywood for the upcoming TV season, and while there are plenty of
casting announcements every day, the one pilot we're keeping an eye out
for is Revolution, NBC's action series created by Supernatural's Eric Kripke and Lost's J.J. Abrams.
Revolution, about the survivors of a world where all forms of energy have mysteriously disappeared, is being written by Kripke, produced by Abrams, and the pilot will be directed by Jon Favreau. Now several actors have been cast in the series, including Breaking Bad villain Giancarlo Esposito.
Esposito, known for his brilliant performance as Gus Fring on AMC's Breaking Bad and currently starring on Once Upon a Time as Mr. Glass, will play Captain Neville, a tough southern military man.
Revolution has also cast a trio of younger actors. Graham Rogers will play Danny Matheson, a hunter with a good heart (sounds a bit like another Kripke show). Tracy Spiridakos (recently appearing on Syfy's Being Human as purebred werewolf twin Brynn) will play Charlie, a warrior. And Anna Lise Phillips (recently seen as a scientist who lost her memory on Terra Nova), will play a doctor.
Only time will tell if Revolution makes it onto the schedule this fall, but with the creators of two of the most popular shows on the Internet, it's certainly one to pay attention to.
(Image courtesy of AMC)