via press release:
NBC GIVES POWER TO THE PEOPLE VIA NATIONWIDE VOTING CONTEST ON FACEBOOK THAT REWARDS TOP-10 CITIES WITH ADVANCE SCREENING OF NEW ACTION DRAMA SERIES ‘REVOLUTION’
Top 10 Cities Winning a Screening Are Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York City, Philadelphia, Salt Lake City and Seattle
WHO: NBC’s “Revolution”
WHAT: NBC celebrates the debut of its new action drama “Revolution” with free advance screenings across the country following selections made via a social media voting campaign on the series’ Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Revolution/app_329103373849395
WHERE: The Top-10 Markets Resulting from the “Power by the People” voting campaign – Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York City, Philadelphia, Salt Lake City and Seattle
The New York screening will take place September 4th with an added stunt layer. The screening will take place for a 1,000 guests on the notable Hudson River Park’s Pier 57 and the screening will truly be “powered by the people” – as 80 power peddlers will dramatically pedal bicycles manually generating power to support the screening. Leading up to the 4th, members of the public are being invited to be a part of the “power peddler” team on-site and help power up the screening. Guests are encouraged to bike or walk to the screening and bike valet will be provided.
WHEN: Tuesday, September 4 (New York); Thursday, September 6 in all remaining cities
SERIES DECRIPTION: What would you do without it all? In this epic adventure from J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions and “Supernatural’s” Eric Kripke, a family struggles to reunite in an American landscape where every single piece of technology — computers, planes, cars, phones, even lights – has mysteriously blacked out forever. A drama with sweeping scope and intimate focus, “Revolution” is also about family — both the family you’re born into and the family you choose. This is a swashbuckling journey of hope and rebirth seen through the eyes of one strong-willed young woman, Charlie Matheson (Tracy Spiridakos, “Being Human”), and her brother Danny (Graham Rogers, “Memphis Beat”). When Danny is kidnapped by militia leaders for a darker purpose, Charlie must reconnect with her estranged Uncle Miles (Billy Burke, “The Twilight Saga”), a former U.S. 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. All the while, they explore the enduring mystery of why the power failed, and if – or how – it will ever return. The series also stars Anna Lise Phillips (“Animal Kingdom”), Zak Orth (“Romeo + Juliet”), JD Pardo (“A Cinderella Story”), Giancarlo Esposito (“Breaking Bad”), David Lyons (“The Cape”), Maria Howell (“The Blind Side”), Daniella Alonso (“Friday Night Lights”), Tim Guinee (“Iron Man”) and Elizabeth Mitchell (“Lost”). Kripke, Abrams and Bryan Burk (“Lost,” “Star Trek”) serve as executive producers, and Jon Favreau (“Iron Man,” “Iron Man 2”) serves as co-executive producer. “Revolution” is produced by Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Bad Robot Productions, Kripke Enterprises and Warner Bros. Television. The pilot was directed by Favreau.
“Revolution” will debut on Monday, September 17 (10-11 p.m. ET) after “The Voice” on NBC