The Revolution will be televised... and it will feature the return of Elizabeth Mitchell! Notable for her role as Dr. Juliet Burke on another J.J. Abrams project "Lost" (you may have heard of it) and also the ABC reboot of "V", Mitchell reunites with her old showrunner for NBC's "Revolution."
The post-apocalyptic series from "Supernatural" creator Eric Kripke features Mitchell in the role of Rachel Matheson, presumed-dead mother of the family which the series revolves around. The actress will appear throughout the season in flashbacks, and in an interview with Entertainment Weekly kept mum about joining her tv family in the modern age. "I am not allowed to say one word. I’m not even allowed to tease," Mitchell told EW. "I love that hope [that she will reunite with her family]. She’s a strong, resourceful woman. Let’s hope... She survived for so long. I think it’s absolutely worth hoping."
Mitchell is stepping into the role in place of Andrea Roth, who portrayed Matheson in the pilot of the new series. Mitchell was realistic about taking over the role, saying "I did theater for 15 years, and I spent a lot of time as an understudy. That’s what you do. And in this particular case, it was one of those wonderful things of getting to watch a lovely actress perform the part that I was going to get to perform. No, I’m just really grateful to her. It’s an amazing gift to be able to watch someone else do the same role."
The new series shares a similar emhasis on the importance of family as Kripke's "Supernatural." Mitchell stresses in the interview how important the familial element would be in such a setting. "After the end of the world as we know it, family is all that you have," Mitchell noted. "You don’t have anything else. You have what is right in front of you. You survive and you have your family. That’s the whole world. And I thought that was such a great thing to say because it’s true. Ben and Rachel keeping their family together during those 15 years — that was their world. That was all that they cared about. That was all that they worked towards."
Will you be joining the "Revolution" family? The series airs on NBC Mondays after "The Voice."