No electricity. No technology. No planes, trains, or automobiles. What would that world look like? NBC's new show, Revolution
, examines that future with a twist. The show may not premiere for a couple weeks, but NBC has released the pilot episode online now.
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The show was created by Supernatural's Eric Kripke and produced by the renowned J.J. Abrams (Lost, Alias). They are both known for suspense, action, and intrigue, which are all apparent in the first episode of Revolution.
The premiere opens the night of the mysterious blackout. The story then picks up 15 years later after the world has acclimated to a power-less environment. During that time, the Matheson family moved from the big city of Chicago to live in a small community.
Their village is disrupted when the militia shows up in search of the family patriach, Ben Matheson (Tim Guinee). Charlie Matheson (Tracy Spiridakos) must then set out on a search for her uncle, Miles (Billy Burke), after her brother Danny (Graham Rogers) was taken by the militia.
With the militia on their trail, will the Matheson family survive long enough to find out why the power went off? And, is it possible to turn it back on? Revolution is sure to be an epic adventure with plenty of twists.
The pilot was directed by Iron Man's Jon Favreau and has the feel of a feature film. The visuals are breathtaking: A few highlights include the blackout scene, rundown buildings, an overgrown Wrigley Field, and Miles' place.
Revolution officially premieres Monday, September 17th at 10 pm ET. But why wait? You can watch it now! Need another reason to watch? You won't want to miss the major showdown in Chicago!
(Images and video courtesy of NBC)