Vaughan & Chiang's "Paper Girls" Builds a Familiar Yet Disconcerting World
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.