We’ve been keeping a close eye on NBC’s upcoming post-apocalyptic drama Revolution for some time. From the minds of Supernatural creator Eric Kripke, and produced by J.J. Abrams and Jon Favreau (the Iron Man helmer also directed the pilot episode), the show has quite a bit of star power working behind the scenes. A new clip from Revolution has surfaced, and it should give you a good idea of the basic premise of the show.
The majority of the action in Revolution takes place 15 years after all the power on Earth fails. This clip comes from what is essentially a prologue and gives us a glimpse at the power going out. That bit with the plane falling out of the sky is pretty cool.
When the lights go out for good, our way of life inevitably encounters drastic changes. There are no more cell phones, electricity, computers, TV, air conditioning, cars, or anything else of the sort. Life reverts to an earlier time. In some respects it is a simpler, community-based agrarian existence where families wake up at dawn, work through the day, come in once darkness settles, and light candles and lanterns to light the way. But danger lurks as well. Heavily armed militias rule the landscape, and when one of these bands kills Charlie Matheson’s (Tracy Spiridakos) father and kidnaps her brother, she is thrust into a cross-country journey to find her estranged uncle (Billy Burke), rescue her brother, and find out how the switch was flipped.
Revolution premieres Monday, September 17th on NBC.