Monday, May 7, 2012

NBC Orders Revolution for Fall Schedule

EW is reporting that NBC has ordered JJ Abrams' executive produced series Revolution for the Fall TV schedule. Where on the schedule has not yet been the determined. Revolution is a high concept idea that answers the studio's executive demand of "We need something like The Walking Dead!". In this case instead of living in a world of zombies, it is a world without electricity as a group attempts to survive after society suddenly being plunged into the 1900s once again. The cast includes Giancarlo Esposito (Once Upon a Time), Andrea Roth (Rescue Me), and Billy Burkes (Rizzoli & Isles).

I want to be enthusiastic but between Terra Nova, Falling Skies and The Walking Dead I have grown a bit tired of stories that essentially focus on how humans tend to kill humans as a means to survive but hey there is hope because our cast will demonstrate the best of humanity as they...yada yada yada. It has been done to death already in the last year alone. Even children know that people will do horrible things to survive and others will not. It doesn't have to be the thrust of every single story in one of these TV series. Hopefully Abrams will surprise me and add a new dramatic angle on surviving a post-apocalyptic landscape.

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