Elizabeth Mitchell is returning to TV!
The Lost and V alum has joined the cast of NBC’s new drama Revolution as a series regular, TVGuide.com has learned.
From Eric Kripke, J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk, Revolution follows 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. Mitchell will portray Rachel Matheson, the mother of Charlie (Tracy Spiridakos) and Danny (Graham Rogers).
Andrea Roth was previously cast in the role before the producers decided to revamp her character. Mitchell’s Rachel will appear on the series in flashbacks, whereas Roth appeared in present day.
Mitchell is best known for playing Juliet Burke, an Other, on Lost and FBI Agent Erica Evans on V. Her other credits include ER, Gia and Law & Order: SVU.
NBC’s new drama — also starring Giancarlo Esposito, Billy Burke, David Lyons, Tim Guinee, JD Pardo, Zak Orth and Anna Lise Philips, whose character is expected to be phased out — will premiere Monday, Sept. 17 at 10/9c on NBC.
Lifetime’s movie about the Casey Anthony trial has added a couple of familiar names to its cast — along with one lesser-known actress playing Anthony herself.
Canadian actress Holly Deveaux will play Anthony in “Prosecuting Casey Anthony,” the Orlando Sentinel reports. The movie is based on Anthony prosecutor Jeff Ashton’s book “Imperfect Justice” and will star Rob Lowe as Ashton.
Elizabeth Mitchell (“Lost,” “V”) and Oscar Nunez (“The Office”) have also signed on to the project, which begins filming next week and will air later in the year. Mitchell will play Linda Burdick, Ashton’s fellow prosecutor, and Nunez will play defense attorney Jose Baez, who helped win his client’s acquittal on the charge of murdering her daughter Caylee. (Casey Anthony was convicted of four counts of giving false statements to police.)
Deveaux starred in the Canadian comedy “Baxter” and has guest-starred on episodes of “Lost Girl,” “Haven” and “Breakout Kings.” She also had a role in TNT’s movie “Silent Witness” last year.
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