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New JJ Abrams Show 'Revolution' Depicts World Plunged into Darkness: VIDEO


The trailer for Revolution, the upcoming drama from JJ Abrams has hit the web and features a five-minute look at the world after a mysterious force has turned off all the electrical power, and the human forces that rise up to save it.

Check it out, AFTER THE JUMP...


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  1. "Dies the Fire"

    Posted by: Kile Ozier | May 14, 2012 10:04:21 AM

  2. Anyone with even 4 IQ points could see this is fake ... seriously, the 2012 World Series Champs are the Cubs?? ;)

    Posted by: Steve in ORD | May 14, 2012 10:09:32 AM

  3. It is a bad remake of Jericho. A very bad remake.

    Posted by: Phoenix Justice | May 14, 2012 10:19:05 AM

  4. I have TOTALLY had this SAME idea about electricity being turned off! JJ Abrams came during the night and SUCKED it out of my sleeping mind! :-P

    Why is it that just because the electricity goes out, the people let weeds overtake EVERYTHING!?! I understand priorities change, but it takes a couple of seconds to bend over and yank a weed when it's small when you are walking by. :-)

    Posted by: Fruit-for-Peace | May 14, 2012 10:19:42 AM

  5. This looks like an EPIC piece of s**t, and it has been done countless times before. They haven't had an original idea in TV in decades. They are artistically and morally bankrupt.

    Posted by: Iwontgrowup | May 14, 2012 10:20:25 AM

  6. This looks absolutely AWFUL!

    Posted by: Casper | May 14, 2012 10:25:43 AM

  7. Sorry J.J, One thing I've learn from watching your shows, You make a HELL of a trailer but the show just plain sucks. I'm not going to fall for it this time.

    Posted by: James | May 14, 2012 10:29:48 AM

  8. Ugh. WHY does NBC make everything look so cheap?!

    Should've gone with ABC or FOX.

    Posted by: David in NYC | May 14, 2012 10:37:51 AM

  9. No zombies? Pfff.

    Posted by: BobN | May 14, 2012 10:38:47 AM

  10. This is why I keep a few spare crossbows down in the basement...

    Posted by: BobN | May 14, 2012 10:45:20 AM

  11. As KILE says. "Rendezvous in Corvallis" Read the books. This is what the movie is based on.

    Posted by: Sargon Bighorn | May 14, 2012 10:45:23 AM

  12. A great idea until it became a teen angst drama that features girls with hair styles only possible with curling irons and lots of hair spray. And guys that look like the members of Big Time Rush.

    Posted by: Red assault | May 14, 2012 10:45:58 AM

  13. Oh you bitter queens... it will rock as much as Lost for the first 3 seasons... As soon as the aliens appear... it is goint to blow... :D

    Posted by: Raul | May 14, 2012 10:48:42 AM

  14. Might be interesting, but nothing compares to the destruction and superiority and story of Battlestar Galactica.

    Posted by: Matt26 | May 14, 2012 10:51:09 AM

  15. So people who lived 150 years ago let trees grow in there streets . And what's up with alternative sources of energy like a steam engine

    Posted by: Aki | May 14, 2012 11:20:56 AM

  16. *their*

    Posted by: Aki | May 14, 2012 11:21:24 AM

  17. Looks cool in many ways, but did anyone else notice that the only people of color in this trailer are evil and every good person is white? WTF, J. J.? He's always been really cool about his casting, but this one looks like Tea Party fodder.

    Posted by: Bill | May 14, 2012 11:22:19 AM

  18. the book


    did it better

    Posted by: say what | May 14, 2012 11:29:48 AM

  19. so the Cubs winning the World Series caused the end of the world? I can believe that

    Posted by: Grover Underwood | May 14, 2012 11:39:02 AM

  20. Agreed, Bill. The first thing I thought was the villian looks like Obama! I also noticed that they all had realy nice haircuts...I mean for people living in a post-apocalyptic society.

    Posted by: Joe | May 14, 2012 11:40:27 AM

  21. Neuronal activity uses electricity. If there was no electricity, there would be no life.

    Posted by: Johnson | May 14, 2012 11:53:47 AM

  22. yea its a bit farfetched.. except for the fact that people alive today, for the most part.. wouldn't know what the hell to do if the power really DID go out. sure, 250 years ago, people lived by candlelight and electricity didn't exist, and weeds didn't cover the streets.. but there weren't a whole generation of people dependent on cell phones and their mobile apps to tell them how to live their daily lives either. Think about it.. 90% of the world today would die within a year of no electricity through starvation, thirst, and general chaos.

    Posted by: NorthoftheBorder | May 14, 2012 11:57:49 AM

  23. 15 years later and they still have bullets available?

    Posted by: Chris in Irvine | May 14, 2012 11:58:04 AM

  24. Yup, looks derivative and cheap and hits lots of au courant imagery--including ARCHERY. It might be fun to watch on DVD someday. that's how I enjoyed seeing JEREMIAH.

    Posted by: gregory brown | May 14, 2012 12:12:41 PM

  25. So, the only people who aren't white are the evil militia?

    Posted by: Adam Sass | May 14, 2012 12:17:03 PM

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