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News of the new JJ Abrams show Revolution (created along with Supernatural ’s Eric Kripke and Iron Man ’s Jon Favreau) was been met with a mix of excitement and trepidation. After all, Abrams’ TV output (such as Lost , Alcatraz and Fringe ) is not exactly renowned as being viewing-friendly, with complex plot arcs, glacially-revealed brain-teasers and multiple timelines/realities. With US viewers seemingly tiring of the epic mystery format (see the failure of FlashForward , The Event and, indeed, Alcatraz ), is Revolution destined to be another unresolved one-season wonder?
“I don’t think people will be confused in the slightest watching it,” he says. “For some reason, all forms of energy and power go out. 15 years later, people are trying to get along and trying to figure out how to reconnect and how to form new societies without any of those benefits. We cut back and forth a little bit in time, but it’s all pretty linear and very easy to follow and highly entertaining.”
We’ll believe it when we see it…
What do you think? Are you ready for something more straightforward? Or are you glad Fringe stuck to its gun and didn’t dumb down?