NBC has released an extended preview of their new sci-fi drama Revolution to build anticipation and enthusiasm for its September 17th series premiere. NBC desperately needs a hit after the cancelation of other geek-centric TV series like Awake, The Cape, and Day One. Will Revolution fill that hole in their “Must See TV” lineup? Take a look at the preview;
The premise for NBC’s Revolution is simple: electricity has failed around the world, rendering all technology, electronic gadgets, and cars useless. Fifteen years after “The Event” (do you remember that TV series?), humanity is adjusting to their new living situation, with warlords and militias having taken over in many places. But as interesting as the premise is, it invites sci-fi geeks to look for plot holes and inconsistencies. Do the properties of hydroelectric power not exist in this world?
If you can’t wait to see Revolution, NBC is now offering you a chance to watch the series premiere at a theater near you. If you go to the official Facebook page of the TV series Revolution, you can hit the “Like” button and you’ll be part of a poll to see which U.S. cities will host the special advance screening of the series premiere. Currently, the top three U.S. cities in the running are Chicago, Los Angeles, and Atlanta, so it seems like major metropolitan cities have the edge over smaller markets. No real surprise there.
The pilot of Revolution was directed by Jon Favreau (Iron Man, Cowboys & Aliens), produced by J.J. Abrams (Lost, Alias), and created/written by Eric Kripke (Supernatural). The show will also feature popular genre actors such as Ken Arnold, Billy Burke, Giancarlo Esposito, Tim Guinee, and Tracy Spiridakos.
Does anyone think the intro to Revolution is a lot like the intro to NBC’s Heroes?