'Lost' star Elizabeth Mitchell reunites with the show's creator JJ Abrams for a new TV series

Lost star Elizabeth Mitchell has joined the cast of new JJ Abrams drama Revolution.

The post-apocalyptic TV series has been created by Supernatural‘s Eric Kripke. Lost creator Abrams and his longtime collaborator Bryan Burk will serve as executive producers, while Iron Man director Jon Favreau has helmed the pilot.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Mitchell will play a “beautiful and warm parent who’s terrified of the ordeal that her children will face as they navigate the dystopian world”. Her co-stars include Twilight‘s Billy Burke and Giancarlo Esposito from Breaking Bad.

Describing the premise of Revolution, Burke recently explained: “I don’t think people will be confused in the slightest watching it. For some reason, all forms of energy and power go out. Fifteen years later, people are trying to get along and trying to figure out how to reconnect and how to form new societies without any of those benefits. We cut back and forth a little bit in time, but it’s all pretty linear and very easy to follow and highly entertaining.”

Mitchell, 42, played Dr. Juliet Burke on Abrams’ Lost from 2006 to 2010. She then appeared in US sci-fi series V, which was cancelled after two seasons. Revolution is scheduled to premiere in the US in September.