REVOLUTION “It’s An Anti-Apocalypse Story”
If there’s a TV equivalent of a supergroup, the brains behind NBC’s new show Revolution would be it. Created by Supernatural brain Eric Kripke, produced by JJ Abrams and with a pilot directed by Iron Man‘s Jon Favreau, this tale of a world where every single piece of machinery has stopped working has a behind-the-scenes team to die for. And they don’t want you to think of their show as post-apocalyptic.
“We’re really setting out to tell an anti-apocalypse story,” explains Kripke. “It’s not about death. It’s about rebirth, hope, rebuilding and restoration. There’s a reason I set it 15 years after the event that caused society to fall because I didn’t want a harrowing or depressing show. I wanted a really fun swashbuckling show about heroes setting out to restore the landscape. What’s great about an event that causes society to fall, at least in terms of storytelling not in reality, is that it really lets you have a conversation about what in society doesn’t work but also what about us will redeem us?”
Revolution makes its US debut on NBC on Monday 17 September. A UK broadcaster is yet to be announced. Read more about the show in the new issue of SFX, on sale now. Revolution features in our 24-page Awesome TV Preview bonus mini-mag, alongside all of the big new shows starting between now and Christmas.
To celebrate the preview mag, for the next two weeks we’re going to be running a story from a different show every day on sfx.co.uk – featuring extra content you won’t be able to read in the magazine. Come back tomorrow for Day 7.
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