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

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.

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  1. kevin says:

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

    • Danielle h says:

      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.

    • Elizabeth says:

      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.

  2. Allie says:

    ALL forms of energy? Clearly not. Metabolic–>kinetic must exist or they’re not going to be doing anything but dying.

  3. Dee says:

    What network is this going to air on again?

  4. Estée says:

    I was thinking the EXACT same thing lol

  5. Bad Breaker says:

    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.

    • Sarah says:

      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.

      • Bad Breaker says:

        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.

  6. Max says:

    Thank god, finally something that is worth Billys’ time. Twilight ugh =(

  7. amber brown says:

    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 :-)

  8. Vannesa says:

    I was hoping he would have more of a regular role on Rizzoli & Isles…but good for him. ;) :D

  9. Dani says:

    Please , never come back to Rizzoli & Isles again

    with love , the Rizzles Fandom *-*