Even prior to any casting or extensive plot details, the NBC pilot Revolution has major geek credentials. J.J. Abrams and partner Bryan Burk—who together have brought us Star Trek, Alias, Lost, Fringe, etc.—are producing. Supernatural creator Eric Kripke wrote the script. Now Deadline reports Jon Favreau, he of Iron Man fame, will direct the pilot. Favreau has directed a few TV comedies before, including an episode of Undeclared, but nothing of this scope. Revolution is described as “a high-octane action drama 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.” I don’t know what that means, but it sounds very cool, mostly because I trust the parties involved.
Favreau is also working on Tweaked this pilot season over at CBS. He wrote the script, which chronicles life and dating among single parents in Santa Monica, and is attached to direct.