Years after her character was killed off on “Lost,” Elizabeth Mitchell is now working with J.J. Abrams again — this time as a series regular on NBC.
The network has announced that that the actress — who is probably known most recently for her work on two seasons of the science fiction series “V” — is set to play the character of Rachel Matheson in the new Abrams-produced series “Revolution.” She is the mother of characters Charlie and Danny, and is going to be appearing in multiple flashbacks throughout the season. This is a role that was originally occupied by “Rescue Me” alum Andrea Roth, but has since been recast.
“Revolution” was almost immediately one of the biggest buzz-worthy pilots when it was first announced, as it revolves around a world that is deprived of electricity and the people must truly re-learn how to live off of the land in survive. Think of it as a less-dangerous “Falling Skies” or “The Walking Dead,” but with the same sort of post-Apocalyptic feel. Plus, it has Giancarlo Esposito of “Breaking Bad” playing a villain. Isn’t that reason enough to watch on its own?
Mitchell is not the only “Lost” star to score a series regular gig for the upcoming season. Terry O’Quinn is booked to appear on the new ABC series “666 Park Avenue,” and it’s possible that Henry Ian Cusick may end up returning to “Fringe” now that he has been let go from “Scandal” after just one season. “Lost” stars have had mixed success with their careers after the show — while Daniel Dae Kim has found a new job with “Hawaii Five-0,” Jorge Garcia’s “Alcatraz” failed to last beyond just one season.
Are you glad to see Mitchell getting another crack at a show with Abrams? Just in case you have yet to see a trailer for the show, you can do so below!