If fans of genre television tune into one new series this fall, that series will like as not be the new NBC series Revolution. The series, created by genre favorites J.J. Abrams (Alias, LOST, Fringe) and Eric Kripke (Supernatural), is one of the most anticipated new shows of the 2012-2013 fall season. NBC recently announced the show's premiere date, which is Monday, September 17 at 10/9c.
Revolution is set fifteen years after an apocalyptic event which disables all technology on earth. Society has collapsed and is ruled by violent warlords and militias. The Matheson family, who are the center of the series, have an item that is the key to that apocalyptic event, that might tell them what happened, and also might help them to reverse it.
The series stars Billy Burke (Twilight) and Andrea Roth (LOST, Blue Bloods), among others. Most buzzworthy is the presence of Giancarlo Esposito, formerly Gus Fring on Breaking Bad, who will play the character Captain Tom Neville. The show's first episode will be directed by Iron Man director Jon Favreau.
Other premieres announced include Grimm season 2 (Monday, August 13), Community (Friday, October 19), and Parks and Recreation (Thursday, September 20). Check out the full list on NBC premiere dates here. NBC's most recent genre series, Awake, was cancelled last month after just one season.
Revolution will premiere on September 17 at 10/9c on NBC. We'll keep you posted on any more Revolution news that develops.