The aftereffects of the end of the modern electronic world have been dealt with in various contexts--Jericho, for example--but normally as part of larger scenarios where the attention is focused on other crises. Revolution offers an interesting opportunity to look at just how ingrained the modern world is in us.
Airs: Mondays at 10 p.m. Eastern on NBC.
Premiere: Sept. 17.
Official Synopsis: Revolution features a world where electricity completely went away and the world was thrust back into the dark ages. Fifteen years have passed and people are living seemingly quiet lives using lanterns and candles at night though on the fringes of small farming towns danger lurks. A young woman's life is forever changed when her father is mysteriously killed and she finds out her father may have had something to do with the major blackout. She and two other companions are on a daring coming-of-age journey to find answers about the past in order to claim the future.
Starring: Andrea Roth as Rachel Matheson, Anna Lise Phillips as Maggie, Billy Burke as Miles Matheson, David Lyons as Bass, Giancarlo Esposito as Captain Tom Neville, Graham Rogers as Danny Matheson, J.D. Pardo as Nate Walker, Maria Howell as Grace, Tim Guinee as Ben Matheson, Tracy Spiradakos as Charlie Matheson, Zak Orth as Aaron.
Creative Team: Created by Eric Kripke. Pilot directed by Jon Favreau. Other executive producers include Bryan Burk and J.J. Abrams.
From: Bad Robot Productions, Warner Bros. Television