Sunday, May 13, 2012

Abrams' Revolution Trailer

Sunday NBC announced its planned schedule for the 2012-2013 season when it starts next Fall. While it will likely be adjusted over the summer, right now JJ Abrams' Revolution is set for Monday at 10pm EST. The series is a post-apocalyptic story set 15 years after some mysterious electromagnetic pulse eliminates all electricity on the planet, essentially forcing modern humanity to live as if still the 19th century. Below is the official trailer for the film and NBC's description of the series. If the series can live up to the promise of the trailer, it could be the hit of the season. As long as they don't get stuck on humanity and individual character angst that tends towards the annoying rather than interesting. NBC's full schedule is here, trailers for the new shows here.

Our entire way of life depends on electricity. So what would happen if it just stopped working? Well, one day, like a switch turned off, the world is suddenly thrust back into the dark ages. Planes fall from the sky, hospitals shut down, and communication is impossible. And without any modern technology, who can tell us why? Now, 15 years later, life is back to what it once was long before the industrial revolution: families living in quiet cul-de-sacs, and when the sun goes down lanterns and candles are lit. Life is slower and sweeter. Or is it? On the fringes of small farming communities, danger lurks. And a young woman's life is dramatically changed when a local militia arrives and kills her father, who mysteriously – and unbeknownst to her – had something to do with the blackout. This brutal encounter sets her and two unlikely companions off on a daring coming-of-age journey to find answers about the past in the hopes of reclaiming the future.

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