Well that was fast! Yesterday we reported that Billy Burke had been given the lead role of Miles for the new untitled NBC series from J.J. Abrams and Eric Kripke. His previous role of the charismatic Marine soldier named Bass, was to be recast and it looks like they found a replacement in none other than David Lyons.
You may recognize Lyons as he played Vince Faraday/The Cape in the short lived NBC superhero series ‘The Cape.’ He has also played the role of Ian in the Julia Roberts’ film ‘Eat Pray Love.’
Also just cast was Maria Howell who will be playing the supporting role of Grace. Howell has guest starred in the television series ‘American Gothic’ and ‘The Vampire Diaries’ and can be seen in the upcoming film ‘What to Expect When You’re Expecting’ playing an obstetrician. Beyond the fact that her role as Grace is someone who is “regal and fiercely intelligent,” not much else is known about her character.
Production has already started on this pilot with Jon Favreau (‘Iron Man’ movies) directing. So far, the pilot formally known as ‘Revolution’ still remains untitled.