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NBC’s ‘Revolution’ Promises a ‘What-If’ Action Adventure from Favreau, Abrams & Kripke

By on May 11, 2012
NBC's Revolution Cast. (Photo by: Nino Munoz/NBC)

NBC's Revolution Cast. (Photo by: Nino Munoz/NBC)

NBC’s tentatively titled ‘Revolution’ is set to hit screens later this year following the Network’s decision to grant a series order to the J.J. Abrams/Eric Kripke created futuristic drama. Following on from the initial news comes an official series description (courtesy of NBC) and some first look pictures.

Check them out below.

Jon Favreau (“Iron Man,” “Iron Man 2”) directed the pilot.


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 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 (“Iron Man,” “Iron Man 2”) and the fertile imaginations of J.J. Abrams (“Lost,” “Person of Interest”) and Eric Kripke (“Supernatural”), comes a surprising “what if” action-adventure series, where an unlikely hero will lead the world out of the dark. Literally.  The series stars Billy Burke (“The Twilight Saga”), Tracy Spiridakos (“Being Human”), Anna Lise Phillips (“Terra Nova”), Zak Orth (“Rome + Juliet), Graham Rogers (“Memphis Beat”), J.D. Pardo (“A Cinderella Story”),  Giancarlo Esposito (“Breaking Bad”), David Lyons (“The Cape”), Maria Howell (“The Blind Side”), Tim Guinee (“Iron Man”) and Andrea Roth (“Rescue Me”).  Kripke, Abrams, Favreau and Bryan Burk (“Lost,” “Star Trek”) serve as executive producers.  “Revolution” is produced by Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Bad Robot Productions, Kripke Enterprises and Warner Bros. Television.  The pilot was directed by Favreau.



REVOLUTION -- "Pilot Episode" 101 -- Pictured: (l-r) Tracy Spiridakos as Charlie, Anna Lise Phillips as Maggie , Zak Orth as Aaron -- (Photo by: Bob Mahoney/NBC)

REVOLUTION -- "Pilot Episode" 101 -- Pictured: (l-r) JD Pardo as Nate, Tracy Spiridakos as Charlie, Zak Orth as Aaron, Anna Lise Phillips as Maggie -- (Photo by: Bob Mahoney/NBC)


REVOLUTION -- "Pilot Episode" 101 -- Pictured: Billy Burke as Miles -- (Photo by: Bob Mahoney/NBC)


REVOLUTION -- Season: Pilot -- Pictured: (l-r) Anna Lise Phillips as Maggie, Graham Rogers as Danny, Tim Guiee as Ben, David Lyons as Bass Monroe, Billy Burke as Miles, Tracy Spiridakos as Charlie, Andrea Roth as Rachel, Maria Howell as Grace, JD Pardo as Nate, Zak Orth as Aaron, Giancarlo Esposito as Lt. Neville -- (Photo by: Nino Munoz/NBC)





One Comment

  1. starlady

    May 15, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    Love Giancarlo Esposito, he was awesome in Breaking Bad. Don’t recognize anyone else. I’ll put it on my list to check out.