Billy Burke Gets Moved To The Lead In NBC Drama Pilot

Looks like Billy Burke made quite the impression during the filming of his new NBC show’s pilot. He had been cast as a minor character and now he bagged the leading role! Cinemablend reports:

Twilight star Billy Burke has gotten a promotion over at the NBC drama he joined earlier this month. He was set to play one of the Marines in the pilot, but with the project already in production and the lead still not cast, apparently Burke earned himself a bump up to the starring role.

Billy Burke joined the cast of the NBC drama, which at the time was titled Revolution, to play a Marine who, along with a group of other people, is attempting to find loved ones in a world where all forms of energy have somehow ceased to exist. The now untitled project is being directed by Jon Favreau, and was still on the hunt for a lead as it went into production last week.

His character is described as “resourceful” but having a “dark and dangerous” side. This is also his first leading role in a TV series. Jon Favreau, by the way, is none other than the director of Iron Man. We cannot wait for this show; Billy is always a delight to watch onscreen. Congrats, Billy!

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