‘Revolution’ Extended Preview: Darkness Falls

by | August 7, 2012 at 9:42 AM | Fall TV Preview 2012, Revolution

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.

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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.