Last night during its Olympics coverage, NBC broadcast an extended preview for "Revolution," its new apocalyptic series from J.J. Abrams (Lost, Fringe, Alcatraz, Star Trek, Super 8,...you don't know J.J. Abrams?) and Jon Favreau (Iron Man, Elf).
Whoa. I know Abrams took a bit of a hit with Alcatraz's lackluster showing, but it looks like he's back in form here (he serves as executive producer).
In Revolution, an phenomenon disables all advanced technologies on Earth. Everything is wiped out and the population has to adapt to this new world, leading to a Road Warrior/Doomsday-type society led by warlords and militias. The show will focus on one family who has the key to what caused the technological collapse, as well as how to possibly fix it.
Favreau directed the pilot episode, which airs Monday, September 19th at 10:00 P.M. EST.
Billy Burke, the star of the show, has said that the show won't be overly complicated and that viewers should have an easy time keeping up. That doesn't really fit Abrams' track record, however.
The preview video is below and runs for two-and-a-half minutes. Does this make you more inclined to give the show a chance? I wasn't a huge fan of Lost, but this seems interesting.
Source: Entertainment Weekly