Fall TV Preview

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.

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  1. Sam says:

    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.

  2. 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.

  3. mawhi says:


  4. Sareeta says:

    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.

  5. lorna says:

    What a Heroes ripoff. NBC makes me sick. No offense to JJ.

  6. Caygri says:

    I’m waiting revolution I hope this is better to Alcatraz..

  7. Meg says:

    Is the “15 years prior’ thing new? I don’t remember seeing that in any of the earlier show descriptions

  8. Dan says:

    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…

  9. Tess says:

    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.

  10. Craig Moorhouse says:

    Where are the bicycles in this show?

  11. Catherine says:

    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.