By James Hibberd
Updated June 30, 2012 at 07:00 PM EDT
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Huge casting news: Lost fan favorite Elizabeth Mitchell is reuniting with executive producer J.J. Abrams on his new NBC show Revolution.

Mitchell will play the compassionate and concerned long-absent mother of the show’s two young leads, Charlie (Tracy Spiridakos) and Danny (Graham Rogers), who set off on a dangerous cross-country journey.

The hire returns to series TV a veteran actress proclaimed a geek goddess following her breakout roles as Juliet on ABC’s Lost and playing a resistance fighter on the alien invasion drama V. Revolution is set in a post-apocalyptic future when all electrical devices have stopped functioning and the United States is controlled by rival militias. The series premiere is Monday, Sept. 17.

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