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.
From director Jon Favreau (“Iron Man,” “Iron Man 2”) and the fertile imaginations of J.J. Abrams (“Lost,” “Person of Interest”) and Eric Kripke (“Supernatural”), comes a surprising “what if” action-adventure series, where an unlikely hero will lead the world out of the dark. Literally.
Billy Burke as Miles
Daniella Alonso as Nora
David Lyons as Bass / General Monroe
Elizabeth Mitchell as Rachel
Giancarlo Esposito as Capt. Tom Neville
Graham Rogers as Danny
J.D. Pardo as Nate
Maria Howell as Grace
Tim Guinee as Ben
Tracy Spiradakos as Charlie
Zak Orth as Aaron
other cast info
Andrea Roth as Rachel (Original Pilot)
Anna Lise Phillips as Maggie (Pilot)
key behind the scenes crew
Bryan Burk as Executive Producer
Eric Kripke as Creator/Executive Producer
J.J. Abrams as Executive Producer
Jon Favreau as Director of pilot
9/17/12 – 5/21/14
2 season with 42 episodes in total
network and production companies
NBC – Bad Robot Productions – Warner Bros. Television