Esposito cast in NBC pilot

'Breaking Bad' scene-stealer in J.J. Abrams project

Giancarlo Esposito has been cast in NBC pilot “Revolution,” from J.J. Abrams and Eric Kripke.

Esposito followed a memorable turn on AMC’s “Breaking Bad” with a recurring part on ABC’s “Once Upon a Time” this season. He will play a southern lieutenant with an air of mystery in the drama about a group of characters struggling to survive in a world in which all energy has vanished.

Jon Favreau is directing the pilot, written by Kripke, for Bad Robot Prods. Esposito is repped by Domain & Principal.

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