Sky 1 announce air date for JJ Abrams’ post-apocalyptic drama, Revolution, but aren’t we just a tad over the world being… over? (VIDEO)

We reported a while ago that JJ Abrams’ new post-apocalyptic drama Revolution had been picked up by Sky, and today it’s been revealed that the show will debut on Sky 1 on March 29th.

Of the drama, the Radio Times states, “The latest TV offering from the director of Star Trek Into Darkness is set 15 years after the world’s electricity was mysteriously switched off and all technology blacked out.

“Cities fell into darkness, planes dropped out of the sky and soon everyday life had changed beyond recognition, as governments disintegrated and warlords and militia took over.”

The main protagonist in the story is survivor Charlie Matheson (Tracy Spiridakos) who sets out into the barren new world to find her kidnapped brother, Danny, while simultaneously exploring the mystery of why the world’s power went out…

The NBC series also stars Billy Burke, Elizabeth Mitchell, Graham Rogers and Zak Orth.


Here’s the show’s trailer…

Now, personally, I’m still not prepared to forgive Mr Abrams for Lost, so I’m admittedly a tad reluctant to play nice about his newer works, but that said, I am a fan of the post-apocalypse genre…

But equally, there are just so dang many After The World Ends dramas – including more than a fair smattering of zombie drama such as the BBC’s forthcoming In the Flesh and of course, The Walking Dead – that I can’t help but wonder if we viewers are just a wee bit over the whole It’s Over concept?

The problem for me is that the makers of such dramas – film versions included – tend to be somewhat formulaic in that everything’s grey, there’s always one tough woman who’s really just a vulnerable girl underneath her ninja garb – and of course, the rogue element who’s out for himself only.

Maybe this one will be different, but I won’t hold my breath. Will you be watching Revolution?

Lynn is an editor and writer here at Unreality TV and is trained psychotherapist and the author of two books. She's addicted to soaps, period drama and reality TV shows such as X Factor, I'm A Celeb and Big Brother.


  1. gerard on March 6, 2013 at 10:11 am

    Yes yes yes! I’ve watched a few episodes of Revolution, and not only is it formulaic, it’s incredibly dull. I was quite surprised that NBC were putting such a big promo campaign behind something which turned out to be so utterly mediocre. Seriously – the first half of the season is a hunt for the main character’s brother.

  2. TV Writer Lynn on March 6, 2013 at 10:30 am

    O joy… well at least I now won’t even give it head space 😉

    Thanks for the head’s up!

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