J.J. Abrams and Eric Kripke's 'Revolution' Gets NBC Premiere Date

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. 

- Revolution (2012)
- J.J. Abrams
- Eric Kripke

Written by: mcpherson
Jun 14th, 2012, 8:13 pm


Message Posted On Jun 18th, 2012, 8:22 am
NBC is Network of the Dead. It's a place killing ratings of everything. Revolution have no chance. Sad, but true.

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Message Posted On Jun 17th, 2012, 2:19 pm

Don't know, seems like a very tired plot to me. Falling Skies, Terra Nova... there's been too many bad shows in these genres recently, and this one doesn't sound like it's going to have anything going for it to make it better than the rest.

And my cynical reaction: I might look into this after all if it's cancelled after one season or less, since, this being on the NBC, that's the most reliable sign that it was a good show after all.


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Message Posted On Jun 17th, 2012, 1:26 pm

Can't wait for this show to start, looks very interesting.


Message Posted On Jun 16th, 2012, 4:52 pm
"...that series will like as not be the new NBC series Revolution." ummm... what??? I Agree it is very confused and misleading. It sounds like he's saying that fans wouldn't pick that as the show to see where, i think, he means to say the opposite.
J.J. Abrams

Message Posted On Jun 16th, 2012, 4:31 pm
I think Sam McPherson meant to say that - if fans of the tv 'scifi' genre would tune into one new series this fall, then that series would most likely be the new NBC series "Revolution." The writers of tvrage need to proofread their work before posting news-articles.

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Message Posted On Jun 16th, 2012, 8:11 am

Does that first sentence make no sense to anyone else? Can't seem to figure out what it's meant to say.

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