NBC just picked up Star Trek director J.J. Abrams‘ Revolution, a new “high octane action drama … following a group of characters struggling to survive and reunite with loved ones in a world where all forms of energy have mysteriously ceased to exist.” Sounds about right for the Super 8 filmmaker. Fans of mind-bending television will be happy to know that Supernatural writer Eric Kripke and Lost‘s Bryan Burk will be writing the script alongside Abrams. This will be the second pilot that director is working on. The other project is Shelter at CW, which takes place at a historic New England summer resort and explores the comical and emotional relationships of its staff. Entertainment Weekly points out a previous synopsis for Revolution that details an empty American landscape devoid of computers, cars, phones, and even light. Spooky and Abrams-y enough for you?
In related news, Star Trek 2 producer and co-writer Roberto Orci posted this image from the set on his Twitter account, sharing: “Whole family, from in front and behind the camera.” Excited for more?