J.J. Abrams sells sci-fi apocalypse pilot to NBC

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Just when you thought J.J. Abrams might not have a sci-fi pilot in contention for next fall, along comes Revolution.

NBC has picked up a new drama pilot from the Star Trek director and Warner Bros. TV. The logline: “A high octane action drama from J. J. Abrams 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.”

Now that’s the rather cryptic official description. But here’s an earlier, more exciting logline with more detail:“In this epic adventure thriller, a family struggles 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 — computers, planes, cars, phones, even lights — has mysteriously blacked out … forever.”

Ohhhh. Better, yes? Tough concept on a TV budget, but I’d watch this.

Supernatural writer Eric Kripke will pen the script and Abrams and Bryan Burk (Lost) will executive produce. The show joins Abrams’ other pilot in the works, a relationship drama Shelter at CW.

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