Recasting on Revolution Leads to Lost Reunion
According to a news story from The Hollywood Reporter, NBC’s Revolution has recast one of its season regular roles. Rachel Matheson, the mother of two of the show’s other characters, 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.” Although the character of Rachel was portrayed by actress Andrea Roth in the filmed pilot, former Lost actress Elizabeth Mitchell has just been cast in the role going forward.
Mitchell’s recent television work includes starring on ABC’s V for the show’s two season run. She is likely best known for her role on Lost from 2006-2010, where she played Dr. Juliet Burke, a character that grew in prominence as the show worked toward its conclusion. I was a big fan of Mitchell as an actress on Lost and grew very fond of her character, mostly based on her ability to create and portray some the most interesting and powerful relationships on the show. Her addition to the Revolution cast can only be seen as a positive, in my opinion.
As previously reported, Revolution is one of several pickups by NBC for the upcoming fall season. The show was co-created by Lost’s JJ Abrams and Supernatural’s Eric Kripke and focuses on a group of characters living in a world where electricity has stopped working and thus the world is forced to move forward without our technology. The series is scheduled to air Mondays at 10:00pm this fall.