This is a new extended promo trailer for NBC’s new show “Revolution”, but it’s actually just the same stuff as the 4-minute plus trailer that was released awhile back, except it’s only half as long and I do believe this is our first look at Elizabeth Mitchell (of “Lost” fame) in the cast. As you might recall, she was swapped into the cast at the last minute.
You’ll notice that Eric Kripke, the show’s actual creator and brains, is still getting the shaft, but then again that was inevitable with Abrams’ name attached.
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 show stars Billy Burke, Tracy Spiridakos, JD Pardo, Giancarlo Esposito, Maria Howell, Zak Orth, Elizabeth Mitchell, and Anna Lise Phillips, and premieres on NBC September 17th, 2012.
UPDATE: NBC just released another extended “First Look” feature for the show. And this time, Eric Kripke actually gets some facetime! Hallelujah. I thought they were going to keep pushing the “this is a J.J. Abrams show, honest!” deception forever.