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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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Trivia

Some of the episode names in the first season are Led Zeppelin song titles, such as: Kashmir, Nobody's Fault But Mine, The Song Remains The Same & No Quarter 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 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.132 (2013) See more »

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I really like it...why all the bad reviews!
28 September 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I think it is the best thing Bad Robot has done since Lost. I was entertained from the beginning and love the suspense and I do think it has decent acting and potential. Guys...give it a chance. After two episodes (that are pretty good....I mean come on there are a lot of disaster based/end of the world type shows on right now...like the walking dead and this is MUCH better than that lame show). I think this could be the next good JJ Abrams show...give it a chance! I also like the actors they chose for it. I have no idea what would make ALL the energy not work but it is interesting and that will be what the big mystery is about. stay tuned!


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