‘Super 8′ director J.J. Abrams has enlisted the help of actress Elizabeth Mitchell for his new series ‘Revolution’ that also comes from ‘Supernatural’ creator Eric Kripke. Mitchell, who worked on ‘Lost’ as Dr. Juliet Burke under executive producer Abrams, will star in the new show as a series regular, replacing Andrea Roth in the role of character Rachel Matheson. ‘Revolution’ will debut this coming fall on NBC with a cast that includes actors Bill Burke, Tracy Spiridakos, Anna Lise Phillips, Zak Orth, Graham Rogers, J.D. Pardo, Giancarlo Esposito, David Lyons, Maria Howell and Tim Guinee. Mitchell’s character in the series is described as a “beautiful and warm parent who’s terrified of the ordeal that her children will face as they navigate the dystopian world.” Get the full plot behind ‘Revolution’ below and tell us what you think about Mitchell joining the show.
“Our entire way of life depends on electricity. So what would happen if it just stopped working? Well, one day, like a switch turned off, the world is suddenly thrust back into the dark ages. Planes fall from the sky, hospitals shut down, and communication is impossible. And without any modern technology, who can tell us why? Now, 15 years later, life is back to what it once was long before the industrial revolution: families living in quiet cul-de-sacs, and when the sun goes down lanterns and candles are lit. Life is slower and sweeter. Or is it? On the fringes of small farming communities, danger lurks. And a young woman’s life is dramatically changed when a local militia arrives and kills her father, who mysteriously – and unbeknownst to her – had something to do with the blackout. This brutal encounter sets her and two unlikely companions off on a daring coming-of-age journey to find answers about the past in the hopes of reclaiming the future.”