Revolution (NBC 2012-2014, Colm Feore, Joshua Cox)

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.

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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.

production details
USA | NBC – Bad Robot Productions – Warner Bros. Television | 42×42 minutes | Broadcast 17 September 2012 – 21 May 2014

Bryan Burk as Executive Producer
Eric Kripke as Creator/Executive Producer
J.J. Abrams as Executive Producer
Jon Favreau as Director of pilot

cast
Colm Feore as Randall Flynn
Joshua Cox as Lieutenant Slotnick
Rus Blackwell as McCready
Maureen Sebastian as Priscilla Pittman
Malik Yoba as Jim Hudson
Michael Bowen as Ray Kinsey
Billy Lush as Scanlon
David Andrews as Bill O’Halloran
Leland Orser as John Sanborn
Zak Orth as Aaron Pittman
Steven Culp as Edward Truman
Alyssa Diaz as Mia Clayton
Richard T. Jones as Ken Dawson
Matthew Lintz as Jack
C. Thomas Howell as Bounty Hunter
J. D. Pardo as Jason Neville
Billy Burke as Miles Matheson
Tracy Spiridakos as Charlotte “Charlie” Matheson
Giancarlo Esposito as Major Tom Neville
David Lyons as Sebastian “Bass” Monroe
Stephen Collins as Dr. Gene Porter
Elizabeth Mitchell as Rachel Matheson
Todd Stashwick as Drexel
Michael Gladis as Militia Boat Captain
Patrick Heusinger as Adam
Ric Reitz as Colonel John Faber
Mat Vairo as Connor Bennett
Conor O’Farrell as Dr. Bradley Jaffe
Matt Ross as Titus Andover
Daniel Henney as Peter Garner
Omid Abtahi as Captain Riley
Jim Beaver as John Franklin Fry

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