Aussies in new US thriller

Australian actors David Lyons and Anna Lise Phillips have both been cast in Revolution, a US adventure thriller from JJ Abrams and Supernatural‘s Eric Kripke.

The series sees a family struggling to reunite in “a postapocalyptic American landscape: a world of empty cities, local militias and heroic freedom fighters, where every single piece of technology — computers, planes, cars, phones, even lights — has mysteriously blacked out … forever.”

Also starring are Billy Burke. Giancarlo Esposito, Tracy Spiridakos, Graham Rogers, Tim Guinee, Andrea Roth, JD Pardo and Zak Orth.

Kripke will write and produce alongside Abrams and Bryan Burk.

The series is headed to NBC in the US.

Source: Hollywood Reporter

7 Comments:

  1. Secret Squirrel

    @chelanxar – I was just about to write that I hope it doesn’t go to Ten after the way they treated Jericho. It wasn’t great, but I enjoyed it.

  2. I like Supernatural but not Eric Kripke. His fetish and obsession with pointless standalone episodes at the expense of character development and the larger plot is the only bad thing about a fantastic series.

    This show sounds like that episode of Jericho where Robert Hawkins triggered an electronic pulse that shut off all power in the town. Could be interesting but seems dull, the premise reads more like Flashforward/The Event than another Lost

  3. I’ll admit I wondered if you would mention this. I’ll also admit I love Billy Burke not to mention JJ Abrams and Eric Kripke. So I hope it will be good. I don’t suppose anyone would guess based on who makes it where it might end up on Australian TV? Free-to-air or Pay TV? I hope the former and prefer a secondary channel maybe. Unless they air things on time on the main channels. Then it wouldn’t matter if it was reliable.

  4. jezza the first original one

    America is very generous in allowing all these foreign (aussie) actors to get roles. Pity the aussie acting community is not so welcoming

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