NBC’s Revolution Gets Televised

Hot on the heels of announcing that the J.J. Abrams/Eric Kripke sci-fi drama Revolution (which boasts a pilot directed by Jon Favreau) has been ordered to series, NBC has premiered the first trailer for the series, which follows a group of survivors struggling to survive after all the energy on Earth has disappeared.

We learn from the preview that viewers will seemingly get in on the ground floor of the mysterious disaster and see the power go out along with the characters. We also discover that, according to the first person seen in the trailer, the power will supposedly never come back on once it’s out. The series will then jump 15 years into the future, where small bands of local militias roam their territories. After an incident with a family, a young woman named Charlie sets off to find her uncle who might know of a way to get the power back on.

The trailer looks really good, showing off nice-looking scenes of a world where plants and nature have started to reclaim their former territory. There also seems to be a good bit of well choreographed action in the trailer, which will hopefully carry over into the series. And, of course as this is an Abrams show, there’s a mysterious doohickey that might wind up saving the world.

NBC’s Revolution will air on Mondays next fall.

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Comments

  • Will_cory

    Looks good!
     

  • jrau18

    I just hope they explain why they can’t just rebuild. It would be hard, sure. But electricity occurs naturally. Turning it off is like turning off water. Not really possible. You can stop it. Redirect it. Things like that. I’m thinking it’s being prevented. Otherwise… The whole thing falls apart for me.

  • manofsan

     I agree – how can people’s brains and nervous systems work if there’s no electric current? What about other natural phenomena like lightning and static discharges? Does the effect extend to communication satellites in orbit? Would even the rovers on Mars be affected? It provokes too many questions that can’t be covered.

  • Bbaker_msu

    This premise reminds me of the series by S.M. Stirling that began with Dies the Fire.  Good series, very similar idea of electronics (and other “advanced” power sources like combustion and steam) that stopped working.  I hope the series is as good.

  • I NeedA Clue

    Thank goodness, I don’t like to overthink things. As long as the story is good, with compelling characters, that I find entertaining, I will get reality from life. A work of fiction, such as this television show, is for entertainment. That means we need to be able suspend belief, just a little, if our purpose is to be entertained.

  • Ken Staten

    Looks awesome shame its on NBC.So expect the same fate “Jericho” had.

  • Another Ian

    Cool.

  • jrau18

    It’s not that I think they can’t, it’s that I think they won’t.

  • jrau18

    Suspension of belief stops when you realize that nobody should be alive. I’m all for this concept, definitely excited and checking it out, but they need to provide enough pseudo-science to explain a couple things for me to suspend my disbelief.

    Or the execution needs to be above perfect to distract me from the plot holes.

  • jrau18

    How do you stop steam?