Fall 2012 Cool TV Shows: Revolution on NBC

Fall 2012: Revolution on NBC

With the TV networks recently announcing their new slate of upcoming shows (a.k.a. “the upfronts”), we’re starting to get a feel for what the fall 2012 season is going to look like (read Andy Travers’ notes on the Fox Upfront).

While you can’t always predict whether a show will be awesome based on the trailers and previews, some have “smash hit” written all over them. NBC’s Revolution is one of those. Chatting with @TVAddict_Blog on Twitter last night, we decided it had shades of Terra Nova and Jericho, and I’ll add the National Geographic reality show @DoomsdayPrepper. And because it’s NBC, hopefully it’ll be ok for families and not unwatchable like The Walking Dead (said with all the respect in the world for fans who love the gore!).

Revolution follows the lives of people in the aftermath of an electrical blackout. Planes fall from the sky, hospitals shut down, and communication is impossible — and no one knows why.

Fall TV 2012: Revolution on NBC

Now, 15 years later, life has returned to simpler times. Families are living in quiet cul-de-sacs, and when the sun goes down, the lanterns and candles are lit. But on the fringes of small farming communities, danger lurks. A young woman’s life is dramatically changed when a local militia arrives and kills her father, who unbeknownst to her had something to do with the blackout. The 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.

The premise is intriguing, but I predict it’ll be a smash hit because of the behind-the-scenes crew: director Jon Favreau (Iron Man) and producers J.J. Abrams (Fringe) and Eric Kripke (Supernatural). All have hits to their name on the big and small screens, and the cast doesn’t hurt either: Billy Burke, Giancarlo Esposito, Andrea Roth, Tracy Spiridakos, Tim Guinee, J.D. Pardo, Anna Lise Phillips, Graham Rogers, Maria Howell, Zak Orth, and David Lyons.

See what you think of the trailer and leave comments below. Follow Revolution on Facebook and @NBCRevolution on Twitter. 


8 responses to “Fall 2012 Cool TV Shows: Revolution on NBC”

  1. Connie Avatar

    This show definitely shows promise.

    1. Jane Boursaw Avatar

      I think so, too. Then again, I was dead sure Terra Nova would run for years, and that show got canned after one season. You just never know.

  2. Seth dela Cruz Avatar
    Seth dela Cruz

    The show has potential, the starting idea is good and I hope that it will last at least 3 seasons.

  3. Andy Travers Avatar
    Andy Travers

    Kinda looks like Heroes, which is also a good thing. Well, the first season, anyway. Could be a huge hit for JJ Abrams once again!

    1. Jane Boursaw Avatar

      I hope so. I’m a huge JJ Abrams fan, so am looking forward to seeing what he does with this show.

  4. sarah henry Avatar

    So, Jane, is it hard to predict what new series will become a huge hit and which ones won’t get renewed? Just curious.

  5. Laurie Emerson Avatar
    Laurie Emerson

    This show has a lot of potential so I am going to cross my fingers. I love Fringe so this will be a big plus. I am still in mourning of seeing Alcatraz cancelled as it was my favorite from the last new Fall season.

  6. Jane Boursaw Avatar

    It’s tough to predict! We were just lamenting the pick-up of The Neighbors (awful) and the cancellation of Animal Practice (funny). Sometimes there’s no rhyme or reason to it.

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