NBC shed some light on its highly anticipated new drama premiering this fall, “Revolution,” by airing an extended preview Monday night during the Olympics coverage.
When a mysterious event zaps the planet’s energy sources and the lights go out, a new kind of Dark Age begins. Watch the Extended Preview Above.
From that moment on, people live in a world without electricity, because anything that requires an electrical charge — from communication devices to appliances to batteries to engines — no longer works. That means no computers, no cell phones, no TVs, no lights, no cars, no planes…. While the thought of that alone is a horror to many people in this day and age, it also sets up a scenario for a lawless society and the struggle for power — both literally and figuratively.
Coming from executive producer J.J. Abrams, series creator Eric Kripke (“Supernatural”) and director Jon Favreau (“Iron Man”), “Revolution” is not a post-apocalyptic show, but it does resemble it in some ways, with its inhabitants forced to live a simpler life.
The series stars Billy Burke (“24,” “Rizzoli & Isles”) as the reluctant dark knight who has some serious sword fighting skills … and some secrets from the past about why the world went dark; Giancarlo Esposito (“Breaking Bad”) is back in the saddle as a villainous outlaw; and Tracy Spiridakos is the young heroine who wields a bow and arrow a la Katniss (“Hunger Games”).
“Revolution” premieres Monday, September 17 at 10/9c on NBC.