This Fall, NBC’s Revolution is turning the lights out…literally. The new series, which is currently scheduled to air Mondays at 10/9c during the 2012-13 television season, takes place 15 years after a mysterious incident causes electricity to somehow cease to function. The story centers around a young woman whose father had something to do with this catastrophic event as she sets out to find answers and possibly undo whatever is keeping the world in the dark.
Watch the compelling trailer which makes this look more like a major motion picture than a television series.
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.
Here are more clips from this upcoming NBC science fiction series. They help to give a more in-depth feel for what this exciting new show is all about. There’s an interesting central mystery to be solved in a post-apocalyptic setting where some people are just trying to survive while others are working to try and return the world to the way it was.
Revolution will air Mondays at 10/9c this Fall on NBC.