Honestly, I didn’t know if “Supernatural” creator Eric Kripke’s latest, “Revolution” would actually qualify as sci-fi. Usually you’d need aliens for me to consider you sci-fi. That’s just how I roll. But there seems to be enough sci-fi-y stuff going on here that I’m going to start covering it more closely. So, without further ado, check out the first 4-minute extended trailer and 3 clips from “Revolution”. Looks pretty badass to me.
Our entire way of life depends on electricity. So what would happen if it just stopped working? Well, one day, like a switch turned off, the world is suddenly thrust back into the dark ages. Planes fall from the sky, hospitals shut down, and communication is impossible. And without any modern technology, who can tell us why?
Now, 15 years later, life is back to what it once was long before the industrial revolution: families living in quiet cul-de-sacs, and when the sun goes down, the lanterns and candles are lit. Life is slower and sweeter. Or is it?
On the fringes of small farming communities, danger lurks. And a young woman’s life is dramatically changed when a local militia arrives and kills her father, who mysteriously – and unbeknownst to her – had something to do with the blackout. This brutal encounter sets her and two unlikely companions off on a daring coming-of-age journey to find answers about the past in the hopes of reclaiming the future.
From director Jon Favreau and the fertile imaginations of J.J. Abrams and Eric Kripke, comes a surprising “what if” action-adventure series, where an unlikely hero will lead the world out of the dark. Literally.
The pilot is directed by “Iron Man’s” Jon Favreau, BTW.
Starring Anna Lise Phillips, Graham Rogers, Tim Guinee, David Lyons, Billy Burke, Tracy Spiridakos, Andrea Roth, Maria Howell, JD Pardo, Zak Orth and Giancarlo Esposito, the show arrives this Fall on NBC.