Watch: Jon Favreau-Directed Pilot for NBC's New Thriller 'Revolution'
Jon Favreau took a Marvel break after back-to-back Iron Man movies and the summer popcorn flick Cowboys & Aliens. He’s currently pouring his creative efforts into a fantasy adventure Magic Kingdom, set in a Disneyland theme park. He’s reportedly casting for a big-screen adaptation of the Broadway musical smash Jersey Boys. But if you want to see his latest work, you’re going to have to take a break from the big screen … temporarily.
Favreau helmed the pilot episode of NBC’s new drama Revolution, which is being produced by fellow film mogul J.J. Abrams through his Bad Robot Productions shingle. The sci-fi thriller imagines a world where electricity has mysteriously disappeared, forcing our planet’s inhabitants to survive using abnormal means.
The network has posted the Favreau-directed pilot online head of its Monday, Sept. 17 debut. You can watch it right now via the player below.
Here is the show’s official synopsis, followed by the pilot episode. Give it a watch, then let us know what you think in the comments section below:
“In the epic adventure from J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot Productions and Supernatural’s Eric Kripke, a family struggles to reunite in an American landscape where every single piece of technology -- computers, planes, cars, phones, even lights -- has mysteriously blacked out forever.
A drama with sweeping scope and intimate focus, Revolution is also about family -- both the family you're born into, and the family you choose. This is a swashbuckling journey of hope and rebirth seen through the eyes of one strong-willed young woman, Charlie Matheson (Tracy Spiridakos, Being Human), and her brother Danny (Graham Rogers, Memphis Beat). When Danny is kidnapped by militia leaders for a darker purpose, Charlie must reconnect with her estranged uncle Miles (Billy Burke, The Twilight Saga), a former U.S. Marine living a reclusive life. Together, with a rogue band of survivors, they set out to rescue Danny, overthrow the militia and ultimately re-establish the United States of America. All the while, they explore the enduring mystery of why the power failed, and if -- or how -- it will ever return.”
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Sean is a film reviewer for The Washington Post and daily contributor to Fandango.