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Fifteen years after a permanent global blackout, a group of revolutionaries seeks to drive out an occupying force posing as the United States Government.


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Series cast summary:
 Miles Matheson (42 episodes, 2012-2014)
 Charlie Matheson (42 episodes, 2012-2014)
 Tom Neville / ... (42 episodes, 2012-2014)
 Aaron Pittman (42 episodes, 2012-2014)
 Sebastian 'Bass' Monroe (42 episodes, 2012-2014)
 Rachel Matheson (42 episodes, 2012-2014)
 Jason Neville / ... (40 episodes, 2012-2014)
 Dr. Gene Porter (22 episodes, 2013-2014)
 Nora Clayton (20 episodes, 2012-2014)


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 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. Written by NBC Publicity

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15 years after the blackout...they will light the way. See more »


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1 year after the show was cancelled, it was brought back in a digital comic book series called Revolution: Endgame. There were 4 chapters, to wrap up the series big questions that were left from the show. See more »


Early on in season one they establish that modern firearms are almost never used because it is impossible to produce ammuniton for them. By season two this concept is discarded and the characters routinely use automatic weapons. See more »


Miles Matheson: We lived in an electric world. We relied on it for everything. And then the power went out. Everything stopped working. We weren't prepared. Fear and confusion lead to panic. The lucky ones made it out of the cities. The government collapsed. Militias took over, controlling the food supply and stockpiling weapons. We still don't know why the power went out, but we're hopeful that someone will come and light the way.
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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.118 (2013) See more »

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oh a bleak future we face....looking good and having high school equivalent drama
26 September 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

For me it looked like a regurgitated "Lost". And as much as I love PAW fiction, I had a difficult thing with some things… not the how, what and where, but rather the softening up and romanticizing the harshness of a potential reality. Yeah, I know...its Hollywood.

I found the characters mainly looking like they came out of an Old Navy commercial…with perfect teeth and hair, and clothing that was amazingly stylish. Obviously someone had power to keep the straightening irons working...and the skills that survived well were dentistry, cosmetology and fashion design.

The planes falling from a flat spin from the sky instead of a diminished trajectory...still having navigation lights on didn't lend to realism in the beginning.

A detail that I laughed about was when they walked upon an RV on its side…with an open window to crawl into…and found the interior looking pretty much brand new after 15 years. There were others but I let them go at that point. Maybe I need to watch more episodes, but after the first show, I'm not sure if I have the time to watch it.

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