A few months back, I wrote an article about an interesting new J.J. Abrams produced sci-fi series in development at NBC entitled Revolution. Back then it was just for a pilot, but recently NBC gave the green light for a full season order of the post-apocalyptic drama.
For those unaware (and too lazy to quick the link above), Revolution revolves (heh) around a group of survivors trying to make a life for themselves and survive after a mysterious event causes all electronic devices in the world to go dark. No cellphones, no radios, no TVs, nothing is left. I'd assume that anybody with a pacemaker would be DOA too, as would most cars since modern vehicles have tons of electoronic and computer components.
I can't help but wonder if this type of show will really fly right now though. We already have The Walking Dead and Falling Skies to satisfy our collective jones for post apocalypse stories, and these types of high concept sci-fi series rarely do well on network TV. Lost being the sole recent exception that comes to mind. The remake of V, The Event, Flash Forward, Alcatraz, and now Awake have all tanked in grand fashion, which is really a shame since Awake is one of the best dramas in years and V was quite underrated.
But I digress. Maybe the Abrams name will be enough to carry the series. It certainly isn't going to do well based on star power, as despite how well he did on Breaking Bad, most people still couldn't pick actors like Giancarlo Esposito out of a lineup. Same for fellow stars Billy Burke and Andrea Roth. Oh well, maybe co-producer Eric Kripke's fingerprints being on it will draw in the Supernatural fanbase. I really do wish the show the best, I'm just trying to be realistic. Most viewers wouldn't know a good show if it bit them on the back side.
Will you tune in to this Revolution? Do you think it will succeed, and I'm just being a pessimist?