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Post-apocalyptic drama, ‘Revolution’ comes to Sky1.


Sky has announced a three season deal with Warner Bros for the exclusive UK television rights to show the JJ. Abrams U.S. drama series ‘Revolution‘ on Sky1 and Sky1 HD.

Currently airing on NBC in the United States the series is the highest ranking of the 2012-13 with  13.3m total viewers tuning in, to what is the most successful scripted launch in over three years in the US.

The series is an epic adventure thriller from Supernatural‘s Eric Kripke and J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions. The first episode begins with a family struggling to reunite in a post-apocalyptic American landscape: a world of empty cities, local militias and heroic freedom fighters, where every single piece of technology has mysteriously blacked out.

This is an action-packed adventure seen through the eyes of one strong-willed young woman, Charlie Matheson (Tracy Spiridakos, Being Human US), and her brother, Danny (Graham Rogers, Struck by Lighting). When Danny is kidnapped by militia leaders, Charlie must reconnect with her estranged Uncle Miles (Billy Burke, Twilight), a former Marine, living a reclusive life. Together, with a rogue band of survivors, they set out to rescue Danny, overthrow the militia and ultimately re-establish the United States of America. Whilst also searching for answers on the mystery of why the power failed, and if it will ever return.

The series also features Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad), David Lyons (The Cape) and JD Pardo (Drive).

Jeffrey R. Schlesinger, President, Warner Bros. International Television added:  “REVOLUTION is an amazing ratings success in the United States, so not surprisingly there has been enormous interest in bringing the series to U.K. audiences.  This is a big-budget, compelling and exciting series perfectly matched for Sky1 HD and we are sure it will be a hit for them.”

Revolution‘ will air on Sky1 in 2013.