“LOST” alumna Elizabeth Mitchell, last seen on NBC’s short-lived “V” reboot, returns to sci-fi drama this fall as a regular on Jon Favreau and J.J. Abrams’ new series “Revolution.” Set to premiere Sept. 17 on NBC, the show imagines a world gone unexpectedly Amish.
Peep the synopsis:
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.
Mitchell plays a quilt maker with a mysterious past and a light beard. OK, just joshing. According to TVLine.com, she plays a MILF named Rachel Matheson. She joins a cast that includes Billy Burke (Drive Angry) as Rachel’s brother-in-law and leader of a small group of survivors, Giancarlo Esposito (”Breaking Bad”) as a sadistic militia commander and Daniella Alonso (Hills Have Eyes 2) as a rebel fighter.