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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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 Miles Matheson (42 episodes, 2012-2014)
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 Charlie Matheson (42 episodes, 2012-2014)
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 Tom Neville / ... (42 episodes, 2012-2014)
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 Aaron Pittman (42 episodes, 2012-2014)
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 Sebastian 'Bass' Monroe (42 episodes, 2012-2014)
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 Rachel Matheson (42 episodes, 2012-2014)
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 Jason Neville / ... (40 episodes, 2012-2014)
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 Dr. Gene Porter (22 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Nora Clayton (20 episodes, 2012-2014)
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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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Andrea Roth played Rachel Matheson in the pilot but was replaced by Elizabeth Mitchell for the series after the character was reworked. See more »

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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 »

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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 Meet the Mormons (2014) See more »

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I love this TV show!!!
9 March 2013 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

First of all i don't write reviews,so i wasn't planning to do one now,but the main review on this page and the ratting got me all MAD!!!I saw the 10 episodes in 1 night and i wanted MORE.It reminds me of LOST with the flashbacks and the moments when i realize that one character is not that good or that bad.

The show cut me to the core with the story of having no electricity,and how the world would manage the situation,to the point that i think all the time what i would do in that situation.The characters are very well constructed,strong individuals,you want to be them,you love them you hate them.From my point of view the image is nicely done,how the show is filmed,i appreciate the work these people put into this,how they manage to create this fabulous future,everything is fine by me!!!!

Writing this,hopefully will get in the first page and people will read it,and hear me when i say,it's a great show to watch,is fun and it will get you away from this world,that is all we need after all,escape,let our imagination roll.


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