Revolution takes place in a post-apocalyptic future. Fifteen years earlier, an unknown phenomenon permanently disabled all advanced technology on the planet, ranging from computers and electronics to car engines, jet engines, and batteries. People were forced to adapt to a world without technology, and due to the collapse of public order, many areas are ruled by warlords and militias. The series focuses on the Matheson family, who possess an item that is the key to not only finding out what happened fifteen years ago, but also a possible way to reverse its effects. However, they must elude various enemy groups who want to possess that power for themselves.
Revolution is an upcoming American science fiction dramatic television series that will premiere on NBC, most likely after The Voice, during the 2012–2013 television season. The network placed a series order in May 2012. The series is created by Eric Kripke and produced by J. J. Abrams and Bryan Burk. Iron Man director Jon Favreau directed the pilot episode. The series is set to debut on Monday, September 17, 2012.