NBC picks up J.J. Abrams sci-fi apocalypse pilot ‘Revolution’

Could ‘Revolution’ be the new ‘Lost’?

Ever since J.J. Abrams hit series ‘Lost’ went off the air, nothing has been able to take its place, and although many shows have tried to fill the void of our favorite island of misfits, there is still a giant gaping hole in our hearts.

Now there is some hope on the horizon as J.J. Abrams has sold a drama/sci-fi pilot to NBC called ‘Revolution.’  The new logline for the series gives us some insight into the plot and feel of the show;

“A high octane action drama from J. J. Abrams following a group of characters struggling to survive and reunite with loved ones in a world where all forms of energy have mysteriously ceased to exist.”

As fans of ‘Lost’ know, Abrams loves to put his characters in the worst possible scenarios to get the most out of them and while the new logline may sound a little cryptic, to us it sounds like a winner.  An earlier logline gives potential viewers a little more detail for what’s to come with ‘Revolution’.  It reads;

“In this epic adventure thriller, a family struggles to reunite in a post-apocalyptic American landscape: a world of empty cities, local militias and heroic freedom fighters, where every single piece of technology — computers, planes, cars, phones, even lights — has mysteriously blacked out … forever.”

Although the show sounds like it could be another ‘Walking Dead’ type show, there is no mention of zombies, and with Abrams behind the project we know there will be some horrifying new monsters ready to make the cast of survivors lives a misery.  We are rooting for the return of the smoke monster.

Abrams will be partnering up with ‘Lost’, ‘Fringe’, ‘Alcatraz’ producer Bryan Burk to executive produce the show and ‘Supernatural’ screenwriter Eric Kripke is on board to work on the script.

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