After “Lost” and “V,” Elizabeth Mitchell is now back on TV — and based on the trailer for the re-tooled “Revolution” from executive producers J.J. Abrams and Jon Favreau, there is the potential here for something rather fantastic.
Just based on ambition alone, you have to give NBC some credit for greenlighting a show that is basically “Falling Skies” without aliens, and with no electricity at all. It’s a post-Apocalyptic drama with some seemingly interesting characters, and the presence of Giancarlo Esposito (“Breaking Bad”) makes this something a little bit more than just a standard high-concept drama that lacks the performances to hold together a premise.
Want more reasons why this is one of our most-anticipated new series of the fall? We like the “Hunger Games”-esque choice to have one of the lead characters be a young woman, and not just some middle-aged cop or teacher with a family to look out for. We also love the scope of it — the shots of a partially-submerged Chicago are pretty breathtaking, and they have taken some steps here to make this feel like something more than just a show restricted by budget from reaching its full potential.
Is it possible that “Revolution” could still fall apart? Sure — just look at “FlashForward” for an example of a show that did not ultimately live up to he hype. But at a time in which NBC is making all sorts of mistakes with their programming and even angering some of their own personalities (see Sharon Osbourne), “Revolution” is one thing they are clearly getting right. It’s a thrilling, exciting concept, and we hope it finds a place on Mondays against such competition as “The Voice” and “Hawaii Five-0.”
What do you think about this new trailer? To check out when the series premieres, be sure to head on over to this link.