"They say it took only eight minutes for the world to go completely dark. I know the truth is out there somewhere--and so is my family. No matter what, I'll find them both. These people wish they could back to before the blackout. Not me. When the world lost power, I found mine."
“We didn’t want this to be a dystopic view of the future,” the Iron Man director said Tuesday at a press preview here for the show, which also has Lost and Fringe creator J.J. Abrams on its production team.
Set 15 years after a worldwide power failure has produced a back-to-the-earth civilization, the saga includes older folks who hanker for the days when technology reigned supreme as well as younger ones who feel perfectly at home in a steam-powered environment. “Some people are struggling to hang on to shreds of the old society, whereas Charlie’s generation sees this world as the pastoral, simple place where they grew up,” Favreau said. “We wanted to show this world through their eyes so that Revolution wouldn’t feel like The Road or Mad Max.”
So, what is the hope in Revolution? In the promo above, a voice talks over images of Charlie running through a darkened city and fighting alongside several others (including her father’s brother):
What if, in minutes, all power was lost? The world that lay before us, plunged into darkness? Militias rise, governments fall. Family is all you have left to fight for. In our quest for survival, we grasp for the one thing that can hold us together: hope. And it is hope that will light the way.