In Lost, producer J.J. Abrams helped create a story set outside many modern technological bounds by enabling a tale stranding characters on a remote island. His new show, Revolution, goes a lot father, by positing a world in which all technology and electrical power dies. Anything that uses power simply dies one night, plunging the world into a state that is part dark age, part wild west.

Jon Favreau directed the pilot with Abrams producing and Eric Kripke (Supernatural) writing. We’ve now got a few views of the show, through an extended trailer, and a handful of clip from the show. It certainly isn’t short on scale, as you’ll see below. Read More »

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As Jon Favreau continues to prep what we think will be his next feature directorial gig, Magic Kingdom, he’s taking some time to work with J.J. Abrams. Favreau will direct the pilot of Revolution, a new drama produced by the Lost/Alias/Felicity/Star Trek/Super 8 mastermind. The NBC show, also produced by Supernatural creator Eric Kripke, is about humans struggling to survive in a worth where all energy has mysteriously disappeared. Read more after the break. Read More »

The last time we heard a rumor about Supernatural creator Eric Kripke and his possible ties to a comic book-based TV show, he was being linked to Neil Gaiman’s Sandman. That didn’t happen — or isn’t happening quickly, as DC is taking its time getting Sandman off the ground — but now he’s linked to another DC property. And its kind of an interesting one: Deadman, a second-stringer (maybe a third-stringer?) who has been a constant in the DC Universe since the late ’60s. Read More »

Last year I got depressed when Warner Bros. Television started developing a television series based on Neil Gaiman‘s standard-setting comic book series Sandman. The property had been in film development hell for many years, and seemed well-suited for it. Over the course of seventy-five issues Sandman told a huge variety of stories with the sort of detail and fearlessness that would likely fail to translate to the screen.

There was some slight consolation in the TV development, as Supernatural creator and showrunner (for five seasons, anyway) Erik Kripke was said to be the top choice to get the show going. He seemed like one of the best possible people to make the show work. But now he says it isn’t happening. Read More »

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I can’t tell you how sad I am to see this news. If there is one comic book property I always hoped would remain in development hell, it is Sandman, the series that Neil Gaiman wrote from 1988 to 1996. The series blended horror, fantasy and history with a rotating cast of characters that are some of the most unique and memorable to grace any comics pages. A film version was long in development, and every year that went by without real movement on the Sandman movie was a good year.

But now Warner Bros. TV is in the early stages of developing a TV show based on the series. And I suppose my sadness might go away, or at least lighten, if I was a Supernatural watcher. I know many people who love the show, and the fact that creator Eric Kripke may end up masterminding the Sandman TV show could be the project’s saving grace. Read More »

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