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Fall TV Scoop: J.J. Abrams' Revolution Enlists Lost Alum Jeff Fahey

NBC’s J.J. Abrams-produced Revolution, which earlier this summer added Lost alum Elizabeth Mitchell to its ensemble, has cast another familiar face from the island drama — Jeff Fahey — in a guest-starring role.

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Revolution revolves around a postapocalyptic Earth where, 15 years prior, “the lights went out,” forcing people to make do without electricity and other power sources. Billy Burke (Twilight) plays a former military type who leads a band of survivors, Mitchell his sister-in-law, and Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad) the enforcer for a dictatorship which has taken over parts of America.

Fahey will guest-star in an early episode as a character named Hutch, a show rep tells TVLine.

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Since wrapping his run as Lost‘s Frank Lapidus, Fahey’s TV credits have included guest spots on USA Network’s Common Law, Workaholics and the final season of NBC’s Chuck.

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NBC’s Revolution premieres Monday, Sept. 17 at 10/9c.



Comments (14)

  • I always thought he was a weak spot in the Lost cast. I don’t know if it was the writing or the acting, but his character was very one note.

    Comment by Sam – August 18, 2012 07:37 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • i can’t wait for this show! i just love how JJ uses actors from his different shows/movies on his new projects. like Billy Burke, he guest starred as Lucas on season one of fringe.

    Comment by Angela Morales – August 18, 2012 07:53 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Lapidus!!!!

    Comment by mawhi – August 18, 2012 07:59 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Lapidus! Ah, makes me miss Lost, but happy to be able to see a familiar face on my TV again. Now if they could just snatch up Josh Holloway I’ll be so happy.

    Comment by Sareeta – August 18, 2012 11:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • What a Heroes ripoff. NBC makes me sick. No offense to JJ.

    Comment by lorna – August 18, 2012 10:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yeah, what a…wait what? Did you even read anything about the show?

      Comment by Garrett Bridges – August 18, 2012 10:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Um…Heroes is about humans with superpowers. How is this anything like Heroes?!

      Comment by Sareeta – August 19, 2012 07:02 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m waiting revolution I hope this is better to Alcatraz..

    Comment by Caygri – August 19, 2012 07:27 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Is the “15 years prior’ thing new? I don’t remember seeing that in any of the earlier show descriptions

    Comment by Meg – August 20, 2012 09:25 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • It’s 15 years after. Stop being so condescending. If you hate the show, don’t watch it.

      Comment by Jasmine – September 8, 2012 03:25 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Revolution, looks like a nice show, I mean, Supernatural creator Eric Kripke, and JJ Abrams…BUT, I wouldn’t be surprise if the show gets canceled…

    Comment by Dan – August 20, 2012 01:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I loved Frank on Lost! @ Meg the 15 years has always been there. Have you seen the promo? It starts with Ben rushing in his front door saying its all going to turn off. There’s a litttle girl watching cartoons, that’s Charlie the lead girl in the show. After some shots of the power going out it says 15 years later. That’s where grown Charlie’s dad gets shot and she’s looking for her Uncle Miles to help her get her brother back from the militia.

    Comment by Tess – August 21, 2012 08:17 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Where are the bicycles in this show?

    Comment by Craig Moorhouse – September 2, 2012 10:39 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Have always loved Jeff Fahey. He will be a welcome addition to Revolution. Hope to see a lot more of him on TV and in film.

    Comment by Catherine – October 13, 2012 09:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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