Granted, I'm not a regular viewer of Supernatural, but if there's one thing I've picked up on from my limited exposure to the series, it's that family plays a key role in the story, which focuses on two brothers who battle supernatural forces. Looking at the trailer for NBC's upcoming series Revolution, which is co-created by Eric Kripke and J.J. Abrams, it looks like the premise combines a disaster/survival element (Abrams' territory) with a focus on family.
When we shared the official synopsis for Revolution, we noted that while the story seems to start with a disaster, as all energy from the world suddenly ceases to exist, the plot takes place fifteen years later. The trailer and one of the clips indicate that we will be seeing the start of the disaster and the horror that ensues when the lights go out. After that, the story zooms in to one young woman and her family as major problems arise having something to do with the state of civilization in a world without electricity, and may be tied into why the power went out in the first place.
This clip gives us a better look at the start of the blackout, as Billy Burke's character talks to his brother just before the lights go out…
This clip gives us a look at Giancarlo Esposito, and reveals some major conflict, which appears to be the catalyst of the girl's mission to find her uncle…
And finally, we have Charlie (Tracy Spiridakos) trying to convince her uncle to help her get her brother back. He's reluctant to help her…
Kripke and Abrams' involvement in this series is a huge draw, but Billy Burke is also a major sell. He won me over in the Twilight films, with his dry sense of humor and the subtle glimpses of sensitivity behind an otherwise stern demeanor. Revolution is among my most anticipated projects. I really hope it lives up to its potential.
According to NBC's recently released line-up, Revolution is headed to Monday nights this fall. The ten o'clock spot on Mondays hasn't always proven to be a great place to kick off a new drama, but hopefully Revolution will benefit from The Voice lead-in.
What do you think?