What happens when you take the masterminds behind “Lost,” “Supernatural” and “Iron Man” and put them on the same creative project together? Apparently you get something so heated that it shuts down electricity all across the planet. Not the greatest thing that could happen to mankind, no, but it might make for some very compelling television.
J.J. Abrams and Eric Kripke, together with director Jon Favreau, have joined forces for “Revolution,” a new television series hitting NBC in the fall. Set in a world where all forms of electricity have been shut down for fifteen years, “Revolution” tells the story of the survivors living in the post-power world. Among those survivors are a certain “Twilight” favorite, a “Breaking Bad” master villain, and one of the counselors from Camp Firewood of “Wet Hot American Summer” fame.
Check out the first full trailer for the new series beyond the break!
What do you think? It’s a little silly in places, sure, and it probably has a few too many “Hunger Games” and “Matrix” similarities for some people’s liking. But as an avid “Lost” fan—yes, I have seen the whole thing, thank you very much—I’m craving a show like this, and it’s got some great ingredients in place: the Abrams-Kripke duo with Favreau directing the pilot, the one-two punch of Billy Burke and Giancarlo Esposito (Gus!)… I’ll definitely be giving this one a shot when it bows next fall at the very least.
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