Scoop: Twilight's Billy Burke Joins NBC's J.J. Abrams/Eric Kripke-Produced Drama Revolution

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Billy Burke RevolutionAnother actor has joined J.J. Abrams and Supernatural creator Eric Kripke’s new Revolution.

Billy Burke, whose TV credits include The Closer24 and Rizzoli & Isles but who is perhaps best known for playing Kristen Stewart’s dad in the Twilight flicks — has been cast in NBC’s Abrams/Kripke-produced hour-long drama pilot.

The thriller is described as a high-octane action drama following a group of characters struggling to survive and reunite with loved ones in a world where all forms of energy have mysteriously ceased to exist.

The ensemble also includes Former Breaking Bad evildoer Giancarlo Esposito as a hard-as-steel military man with a genteel southern manner who may not always be what he seems.

Comments (17)

  • Billy Burke was hysterical playing Bella Swan’s dad in the Twilight movies. Can’t wait for the final one come November 16th.

    Comment by kevin – March 4, 2012 09:05 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • How was he hysterical? In NO way was it a comedic role..
      what a sad thing that for this man he’s known for being Stewart’s dad in Twilight, lol.

      Comment by Danielle h – March 4, 2012 05:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • And yet he was funny. He’s a good actor. The movies had to have at least one.

        Comment by Shane – March 5, 2012 01:02 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I love Billy… I hope this show gets a shot and doesn’t suck.

      And yes, he is pretty funny in the Twilight movies. I just wished he would’ve had another turn on “Fringe” – that was a great episode.

      Comment by Elizabeth – March 5, 2012 06:21 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • ALL forms of energy? Clearly not. Metabolic–>kinetic must exist or they’re not going to be doing anything but dying.

    Comment by Allie – March 4, 2012 09:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yeah, they need to come up with a better description of what exactly the plot is.

      Comment by Eliz – March 4, 2012 10:39 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • basically it could most likely describe a modern stone-aged society due to a worldwide emp or something. thats my best guesstimate.

        Comment by TJCrinc – March 4, 2012 03:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • What network is this going to air on again?

    Comment by Dee – March 4, 2012 10:13 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I was thinking the EXACT same thing lol

    Comment by Estée – March 4, 2012 10:19 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Question: I’ve seen numerous articles on this site of new pilots being shot. How many of these actually get picked up by the networks and cable channels? Do the networks pay to have these pilots made or are they independently made and then hawked to the networks? Just wondering since there seem to be so many being made.

    Comment by Bad Breaker – March 4, 2012 01:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I believe this is being done for NBC. Not sure if the networks foot the bill for the pilots or not. I would imagine they help out a bit. I think maybe 4-5 new pilots per network go to series. They have so many because they don’t know what’s going to test well with audiences. Ordering so many gives them a better shot of finding a handful that might do well.

      Comment by Sarah – March 4, 2012 03:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Thanks for the info. It sure seems like an expensive bit of guess work. Maybe the actors work for scale in hopes it gets picked up.

        Comment by Bad Breaker – March 4, 2012 09:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Thank god, finally something that is worth Billys’ time. Twilight ugh =(

    Comment by Max – March 4, 2012 02:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • He’s a awesome actor and I’m looking forward to watching him on NBC pluse can’t wait for part 2 of breaking dawn :-)

    Comment by amber brown – March 4, 2012 07:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I was hoping he would have more of a regular role on Rizzoli & Isles…but good for him. ;) :D

    Comment by Vannesa – March 5, 2012 07:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Please , never come back to Rizzoli & Isles again

    with love , the Rizzles Fandom *-*

    Comment by Dani – March 5, 2012 12:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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