A clip from J.J Abrams' new series "Revolution," about an apocalyptic near-future without electricity, shows how it might look when the lights suddenly go off.
Bad Robot, the J.J. Abrams production company behind "Lost," "Alias" and "Star Trek," will try its hand at apocalyptic storytelling this fall with "Revolution," about what happens when the entire planet loses power.
Unlike the "Revolution" previews we've seen thus far, which involve a lot of slow motion running around, this clip hints at the dark, terrifying possibilities for a world without light -- planes crashing, people screaming, etc.
Abrams is known for bringing unusually high-concept science fiction and action programming to network television.
Here's the official plot synopsis:
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.
The "Revolution" pilot, directed by "Iron Man's" Jon Favreau, premieres on NBC Monday, September 17.