Chilling. That’s a word that is easily used to describe actor Giancarlo Esposito’s portrayal of the nefarious to the very end Gus on TV’s “Breaking Bad”. His latest gig on “Once Upon a Time”… not so much. Hopefully the actor can bring back his unique sense of menace for NBC!
According to Variety, Esposito (pictured right) has been cast in the upcoming NBC pilot “Revolution,” from J.J. Abrams and “Supernatural”‘s Eric Kripke. He will play a Southern lieutenant with an air of mystery in the drama.
John Favreau will direct the pilot episode of the new series, which 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.
Abrams, Kripke and Bryan Burk are executive producing. This marks the first drama pilot directing gig for Favreau, who has helmed a few comedy pilots in the past, including that for the ABC series “In Case of Emergency” starring David Arquette. In addition to “Revolution”, Favreau has “Tweaked”, a comedy pilot at CBS. The project, which Favreau wrote on spec and is attached to direct, was greenlit in October but has not been cast yet and may shoot outside of the regular pilot season.
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