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The Trailer for NBC’s ‘Revolution’ is Epic

Revolution Trailer
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What do you get when Jon Favreau, JJ Abrams and Eric Kripke collaborate on a post-apocalyptic adventure series for NBC? You get ‘Revolution,’ a mystery-laden show about what happens when electricity mysteriously vanishes but mankind lives on.

Just think about the talent behind this show: the director of ‘Iron Man,’ the creator of ‘Lost‘ and the showrunner on ‘Supernatural.’ If you’re a television fan with a soul, surely this just became priority number one.

After the initial table setting, one thing becomes immediately clear during this extended (and possibly spoiler filled) trailer: this show looks big. Really big. Taking place fifteen years after all electronic devices cease functioning, the show follows a group of characters, forced together by various circumstances (of course), as they attempt to discern exactly what happened and how it can be reversed. However, this lawless world is as overrun with crossbow wielding militias as it is with vegetation, which means that this will not be an easy task and it will definitely not be without all kinds of edged weapon-related demises. Not to mention, one of the militia commanders is played by Gus Fring himself, the great Giancarlo Esposito, so you know our heroes are in for a rough time.

We’re not sure how much of this trailer is contained in the pilot or how much is spread across the first season, but what we see here looks pretty darn cool and far more expansive than your standard network show. However, our inner pessimist lurks: the last time a show built an incredibly costly and completely original science fiction world from ground up, we got Terra Nova and we all know what happened there (except for those who managed to forget).

Can ‘Revolution’ be as epic as the trailer suggests? Will the mystery prove compelling or will it pull a ‘Lost’ and vanish into its own twists and turns, never to surface for air? Well, there’s only one way to find out and that’s to tune in this Fall.

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