Revolution (2012–2014)
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15 years after a global shutdown of all electricity, the Matheson family are hunted by an authoritarian regime known as the Monroe Militia.

Director:

Jon Favreau

Writers:

Eric Kripke (created by), Eric Kripke
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Billy Burke ... Miles Matheson
Tracy Spiridakos ... Charlie Matheson
Giancarlo Esposito ... Tom Neville
Zak Orth ... Aaron Pittman
David Lyons ... Sebastian 'Bass' Monroe
Anna Lise Phillips ... Maggie Foster
Graham Rogers ... Danny Matheson
JD Pardo ... Nate
Tim Guinee ... Ben Matheson
Maria Howell ... Grace Beaumont
Elizabeth Mitchell ... Rachel Matheson
Brian Allison Brian Allison ... Rider
Nelson Bonilla ... Marine Guard
Michael Duisenberg ... Stern Soldier
Allan Graf ... Caleb
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Storyline

Ben Matheson returns home to his Chicago apartment in a panic telling his wife that the electricity is about to go out. Before it does, he manages to contact his brother Miles and also to download something from the Internet. When the blackout hits, it's a global phenomena - and permanent. Fifteen years later, Ben is living with his children Charlie and Danny is a small rural village. Life is good, even without electricity, until Capt. Tom Neville of the local militia arrives to arrest Ben. Several are killed in the ensuing skirmish and with her brother Danny taken prisoner, Charlie sets off for Chicago with two others from the village, Aaron and Maggie, to find her Uncle Miles. Written by garykmcd

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 September 2012 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

Many characters in shows usually have names that describe their character or are references to their characters inner self. For example; Miles Matheson, who is "good at killing" is a soldier. His first name, Miles, is a derived name from Latin, where Miles in Latin means soldier, or legionnaire. See more »

Goofs

15 years after everything turns off, several city skylines are shown. The image for the St. Louis skyline, looking from Illinois, is reversed. See more »

Quotes

Rachel Matheson: It's happening, isn't it?
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Connections

References Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
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Performed by AC/DC
Written by Angus Young, Malcolm Young and Bon Scott
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No originality here.
18 September 2012 | by seweccentricSee all my reviews

Having read S.M. Sterling's Emberverse series, I was anticipating this premiere, in spite of it have no official connection to the series, the obvious similarities made me curious. Suffice to say, the premiere killed the curiosity...and I now know the only similarity to the Emberverse series is the underlying premise -- the lack of electricity.

The premiere did not make me want to watch another episode...because the writers haven't given us a reason to care about the characters. They wanted a Katniss Everdeen...they have a sulky brat brandishing a weapon that she can't reload fast enough to stay alive. They wanted mystery and intrigue regarding the original event...and so they borrowed from "Jericho"? There's nothing original here...I'll be very surprised if this lasts more than another couple episodes.


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