Giancarlo Esposito Joins The ‘Revolution’ At NBC

The former "Breaking Bad" villain lands a role in J.J. Abrams and Eric Kripke's drama pilot.

Blair Marnellby Blair Marnell

Last fall, Giancarlo Esposito's Gus Fring was killed off in the "Breaking Bad" fourth season finale, ending his remarkable turn as one of TV's most unforgettable adversaries. Although Esposito has since gone on to recur on "Once Upon A Time," a much bigger role may lie ahead.

According to TVLine, Esposito has been signed to a starring role in NBC's "Revolution." Created by Eric Kripke ("Supernatural) and executive produced by Kripke and J.J. Abrams, "Revolution" takes place in the near future as almost all types of technology have been permanently blacked out, including computers, planes, cars, phones, street lights and more. In the new world that follows, the survivors attempt to deal with empty cities, armed militias and freedom fighters.

Esposito will portray Captain Nevile, who is described as "a hard-as-steel military man with a genteel southern manner who may not always be what he seems."

Prior to his memorable turn on "Breaking Bad," Espositio had a starring role in "Homicide: Life on the Street" in addition appearances in "The Usual Suspects," "Derailed," "Ali," "South Beach," "New Amsterdam" and "CSI: Miami." Esposito recently signed on to make a guest appearance on "Community" and he is also said to be in talks to direct an episode of the fifth and final season of "Breaking Bad."

The pilot episode of "Revolution" will be directed by "Iron Man" helmer, Jon Favreau. Given the names behind the series, "Revolution" is an early favorite for a fall pickup by NBC.

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