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Billy Burke (aka the dad from “Twilight”) as an uber badass? I don’t know why I’m so surprised, though, Burke was pretty good as the very physical bad guy in “Drive Angry”, but it’s just that he’s just so recognizable as the dad from “Twilight” now that it’s hard to imagine him in any other role. Burke co-stars in “Revolution”, a new sci-fi show from “Supernatural” creator Eric Kripke. The pilot episode for “Revolution” boasts the directing prowess of one Jon Favreau (maybe you’ve heard of him) and producing credits by one J.J. Abrams (maybe you’ve heard of him, too). Kripke’s most famous for “Supernatural”, but in popular culture, that apparently doesn’t count for much, since he’s barely even mentioned in the 4-minute long promo.
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, the 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.
From director Jon Favreau and the fertile imaginations of J.J. Abrams and Eric Kripke, comes a surprising “what if” action-adventure series, where an unlikely hero will lead the world out of the dark. Literally.
Starring Anna Lise Phillips, Graham Rogers, Tim Guinee, David Lyons, Billy Burke, Tracy Spiridakos, Andrea Roth, Maria Howell, JD Pardo, Zak Orth and Giancarlo Esposito.
Coming to NBC this Fall.