Fall TV Preview

Exclusive First Look: Lost's Elizabeth Mitchell Starts a New Revolution With J.J. Abrams

If you’ve been Lost without Elizabeth Mitchell on your TV screen, we think you’ll find these exclusive shots of the actress’ upcoming gig quite Revolution-ary.

We’ve gotten our hands on the first pics of Mitchell in her new role, as Rachel Matheson in the post-apocalyptic NBC fall drama from executive producers J.J. Abrams and Eric Kripke.

Mitchell was asked to join the series after Rescue Me’s Andrea Roth had already shot the pilot — the change took place, Kripke recently said, because the character’s future made its creative team “realize that there were facets of that character that Elizabeth would be best-suited to play.”

RELATEDLost Alum Elizabeth Mitchell Joins in NBC’s Revolution

After a brief prologue, Revolution takes place 15 years after all of the power in the world suddenly turns off on an evening in 2012. Mitchell plays the mother of Charlie (Tracy Spiridakos) and Danny Matheson (Graham Rogers) and the sister-in-law of rebel leader Miles (Billy Burke). She appears in a series of flashbacks.

RELATED Revolution‘s Ragtag Survivors on a New World Order and Playing Against a Breaking Baddie

Both of the pics are of family time. In one, she looks concerned while talking to a young Charlie. The other is a tender scene in the kitchen.

Revolution premieres Monday, Sept. 17, at 10 pm/9c. Keep busy until then by giving the images below some close scrutiny, and then hit the comments with your hopes for and initial impressions of the NBC drama!



Comments (27)

  • I absolutely adore and love Elizabeth Mitchell!! If the show was missing anything to make me want to desperately see it, it was this! Can’t wait!!

    Comment by Jim Houston – August 6, 2012 11:59 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Ditto! The show’s premise was interesting, but if Elizabeth Mitchell is in, I’m there!

      Comment by Mike – August 6, 2012 12:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I wish she was Emily’s mother on Revenge but none the less i will be watching this show because of her and her alone, well sort of because i like these sorts of shows but yeah. She is brilliant at what she does.

      Comment by greysfan – August 7, 2012 02:09 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’d watch her sit on a stool and read the phone book.This show looks interesting even if I suspect you can drive a truck through some of the holes in the science.I’ll definately watch it.

    Comment by dg – August 6, 2012 12:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Did they reshoot her scenes in the pilot or we’ll start seeng her from the second episode forwards?

    Comment by Lubomir Raykov – August 6, 2012 12:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I believe they rehot her scenes. Since the first episode is mainly flashbacks it was easy to do.

      Comment by lll – August 6, 2012 12:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • You would be correct.

        Comment by Matt Webb Mitovich – August 6, 2012 05:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The thing I like most about Elizabeth Mitchell is her laugh. She hasn’t played characters that get to do that often, but in “The Santa Clause 2″ she does, and it is absolutely musical. Makes my heart flitter every time I hear it. her laugh and the sparkle in her eyes slay me.

    Comment by beej – August 6, 2012 12:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • She only appears in flashbacks? Or it just starts out that way?

    Comment by TheDude – August 6, 2012 12:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • If I understand correctly, Mitchell will be a series regular. Not sure how exactly they are going to present the story week to week, but the event takes place in 2012 and the show will be set years later. They will flashback to show what led up to it.

      Comment by Mike – August 6, 2012 01:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • This is not a spoiler, because I know nothing and am merely speculating…

      But I’m pretty sure there’ll be a twist that she’s alive or something pretty soon in the series.

      Comment by J – August 6, 2012 08:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I saw the pilot at comic con and they don’t confirm it out right (that Shes dead), she’s just not there in the present. I think you might be right especially now that Elizabeth Mitchell is in it, you want her in as many scenes as possible.

        Comment by Anna – August 6, 2012 10:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Well wasn’t sure about this series but if Elizabeth Mitchell is a part of it I will check it out

    Comment by Amanda – August 6, 2012 01:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • my thoughts exactly

      Comment by Mayra – August 7, 2012 02:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Elizabeth Mitchell is awesome. I will definitely check out this show.

    Comment by Holly – August 6, 2012 01:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I wasn’t really interested enough to watch until Juliet showed up. :D Now I’ll probably check it out!

      Comment by LastoftheTimeLords – August 6, 2012 03:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • OH NO – Abrams Flashbacks again!!!!!!!! Wonder if there will be flash forwards in Season 3 to where we see the end of the Zombie/vampire/werewolf apocolypse.

    Kidding – will be tuning in from the beginning and totally glad to see Elizabeth Mitchell in the cast!

    Comment by John – August 6, 2012 02:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Ooh. Can’t wait to see the show! Love her!

    Comment by Kat – August 6, 2012 07:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So ready, bring it on NOW… gonna be a great exciting year for Revolution and its followers

    Comment by Belinda – August 6, 2012 09:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I absolutely adore Elizabeth Mitchell!!! She is so incredibly talented in everything she does!!!! Can’t wait to see Revolution!!!

    Comment by Liv – August 7, 2012 07:58 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’ll always check out JJ Abrams shows. Elizabeth however makes this one golden!

    Comment by pleiade (@thepleiade) – August 7, 2012 11:19 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Elizabeth Mitchell is fantastic – JJ was very wise to bring EM into the cast. I was going to watch/sample the show, but with Elizabeth onboard, I’m all in now, I’ll watch every episode. ‘Lost’ was a good as it gets, but ‘V’ was a pretty good show as well, primarily because EM was in the cast. The ‘Revolution’ just got a whole lot more interesting and whole lot better. Welcome aboard Elizabeth!

    Comment by Nero theTVFiddler – August 7, 2012 04:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • ohh her charcter’s future is such that mitchell is more suited for the role huh? so her character is still alive?

    Comment by onedamnlostfan – August 8, 2012 01:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • i already want to see that part of her future that makes E.M. a perfect fit for this role…

    Comment by onedamnlostfan – August 8, 2012 01:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • will watch because of Liz Mitchell. She is at her best when working with JJ and Bryan Burke. Love her

    Comment by Sawyer – August 16, 2012 08:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • i am so glad to see so much love for Liz. and yes i will be watching this just to see her too. i have missed her so much. although i can’t deny that the fact that J,J Abrams is on, promises the show will be interesting;p

    Comment by Tita.x (@xx_IdinaMenzel) – August 26, 2012 05:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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