Just as they did last year with then-new series Grimm, NBC will be making the first hour of several new series available to everyone on a variety of platforms two weeks before their official premiere dates. We’re happy to report that this plan includes new J.J. Abrams/Eric Kripke-produced Revolution.
The first episode of Revolution (directed by Jon Favreau) will be available beginning September 13 (the broadcast premiere is September 26) on the following platforms: on demand and online through cable, satellite and telco providers; NBC.com; NBC Owned and affiliate station websites (should they choose to opt in); Hulu (including Hulu’s online distribution partners); iTunes, Amazon and Xbox.
In addition, NBC will further maximize its Olympics platform by unveiling a special six-minute tease of Revolution on Saturday, August 4 at approximately 10:54 p.m. (ET) following the swimming competition that is expected to feature U.S. gold medalist swimmer Michael Phelps. Ooo!
In other Revolution news, we told you last week that the role of Rachel Matheson, the mother of Charlie Matheson (Tracy Spiridakos) and Danny Matheson (Graham Rogers), which was played in the pilot by Andrea Roth (Ringer), has been recast with Elizabeth Mitchell (Lost) now in the role.
The good people who are in charge of promoting the show have wisely realized that the new castmember might be a draw. We can now see that reflected on the Revolution Facebook page. First, here’s an earlier cover photo from their page:
Now check out the new one, featuring an extended photo and a formerly blonde Elizabeth Mitchell. FYI, the photo that hers replaces is not of the actress that she’s replacing:
We are so hopeful that this will develop into a great, complex role for Ms. Mitchell with some terrific dialogue, unlike, well, there was this show once whose title was just one letter…
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 (Iron Man, Iron Man 2) and the fertile imaginations of J.J. Abrams and Eric Kripke (Supernatural), comes a surprising “what if” action-adventure series, where an unlikely hero will lead the world out of the dark. Literally.
The series stars Billy Burke (The Twilight Saga), Tracy Spiridakos (Being Human), Anna Lise Phillips (Terra Nova), Zak Orth (Romeo + Juliet), Graham Rogers (Memphis Beat), J.D. Pardo (A Cinderella Story), Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad), David Lyons (The Cape), Maria Howell (The Blind Side), Tim Guinee (Iron Man) and Andrea Roth (Rescue Me). Kripke, Abrams, Favreau and Bryan Burk (Lost, Star Trek) serve as executive producers. Revolution is produced by Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Bad Robot Productions, Kripke Enterprises and Warner Bros. Television. The pilot was directed by Favreau.
Revolution, starring Billy Burke, Tracy Spiridakos, Anna Lise Phillips, Zak Orth, Graham Rogers, J.D. Pardo, Giancarlo Esposito, and David Lyons, premieres Monday, September 17 at 10/9c on NBC.