J.J. Abrams and Eric Kripke Team up for Revolution TV Series

Eric KripkeWhen “Supernatural” creator Eric Kripke decided to ditch the show after its fifth season (as originally planned, since he had wrapped up the five seasons of shows he wanted to do from the beginning), he wasn’t kidding about moving on to greener pastures.

With a TV adaptation of the D.C. comic book superhero “Deadman” currently in development over at the CW, Kripke has now gotten a new project called “Revolution” greenlit by NBC.

The show, described as “an epic adventure thriller” (probably with some dashes of horror, if Krikpe stays within his wheelhouse), has Kripke teaming up with J.J. Abrams to bring to the network. Abrams, besides making waves on the big screen, has his hands in plenty of TV projects. He also has “Person of Interest” with Jonathan Nolan currently running on CBS, and he’s got “Alcatraz” on tap for FOX. Mind you, how much creative input he actually has in these projects besides slapping his name on the bill of sale is anybody’s guess. Hey, it’s nice to be wanted.

NBC has greenlit Kripke’s script for “Revolution”, though it’ll probably be a while yet before we know more about it.

By the way, if you haven’t seen the Abrams-produced “Person of Interest” yet, give it a shot. It’s a pretty groovy show. James Caviezel as a former CIA badass now exacting justice on the streets of New York is pretty, well, badass.