Pardo & Alonso’s “Revolution” Renewed for Second Season

It looks like Daniella Alonso and JD Pardo have hit pay-dirt… as long as their characters don’t meet an untimely end.

NBC has given an early renewal to its hit freshman series Revolution, which stars the 34-year-old Puerto Rican/Peruvian-American actress and 32-year-old Argentinean/Salvadoran American actor.

Daniella Alonso in Revolution

The network has given the sci-fi series a full-season, 22-episode pickup.

Revolution, the Monday night drama that centers on a family trying to reunite amidst a worldwide power failure, is executive produced by Eric Kripke, J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk.

JD Pardo in Revolution

Revolution is the season’s top-rated drama on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox and the top-rated new series among those networks in adults 18-49, scoring a 4.6 rating, 12 share and 11.8 million viewers overall in “most current” averages for the season to date.

Pardo portrays Jason Neville on the series, while Alonso plays Nora Clayton.

Cuarón Finds Lead Actor for His NBC Drama Pilot “Believe”

Alfonso CuaronAlfonso Cuarón has found an actor he can believe in…

The 51-year-old Mexican filmmaker and J.J. Abrams have cast Jake McLaughlin in their NBC drama pilot Believe.


The high-concept project, written by Cuarón and Mark Friedman, revolves around the unlikely relationship between Bo, a girl who possesses a great gift/powers — which will come into their own in seven years — and Tate (McLaughlin), the man who is sprung from prison to protect her from the people trying to hunt her down.

Cuarón, who will see his latest film Gravity out in theaters in October, will direct the pilot, which he’ll executive produce with Friedman, Abrams and Bryan Burk.

McLaughlin has previously appeared in two of Abrams movies, Cloverfield and Super 8.