Friday, February 3, 2012

J.J. Abrams sells sci-fi apocalypse pilot to NBC

First it was Star Trek reboot  & now he's taking a wack at Gamma World? Nope this looks like Aftermath the television series. Every single piece of technology? Hmm this might actually be worth watching. I wonder where this is going to go? 

Just when you thought J.J. Abrams might not have a sci-fi pilot in contention for next fall, along comes Revolution.
NBC has picked up a new drama pilot from the Star Trekdirector and Warner Bros. TV. The logline: “A high octane action drama from J. J. Abrams following a group of characters struggling to survive and reunite with loved ones in a world where all forms of energy have mysteriously ceased to exist.”
Now that’s the rather cryptic official description. But here’s an earlier, more exciting logline with more detail:“In this epic adventure thriller, a family struggles to reunite in a post-apocalyptic American landscape: a world of empty cities, local militias and heroic freedom fighters, where every single piece of technology — computers, planes, cars, phones, even lights — has mysteriously blacked out … forever.”
Ohhhh. Better, yes? Tough concept on a TV budget, but I’d watch this.
The original story appears here!


  1. Sounds similar to the Dies the Fire novels by S. M. Stirling.

  2. I was about to get all sarcastic lawyer on the NBC logline, but then was much more pleased with the earlier idea.

    Though, I still stand by the thought that even the removal of kinetic energy would be an interesting take on earth-shattering apocalypse.

  3. Dies the Fire novels by S. M. Stirling.
    I'm a big fan of novels that take humanity and mix things up by altering the familiar scenario.With six billion people on the planet, the resulting chaos is not at all cheerful. We never actually see the savage toll in a city larger than New York. The results would not be fun to say the least.
    The story unfolds brilliantly, as people slowly begin to band together, and struggle to survive in this new world. They must learn how to farm, ride horses, make weapons, and then use them. And Stirling does an excellent job portraying the difficulty of each, with a particularly inspired source of metal for swords.

    This book is one part nightmare, one part medievalist's fantasy, which makes its villain all the more fitting.
    Its going to be a very interesting show to say the least. I'm interested to see where this goes! Thanks for the comments! There's more to come! Stay Tuned!


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