Revealed: One thing that DIDN'T black out J.J. Abrams' Revolution

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Dec 17, 2012

One of the hottest new series coming this fall is NBC's new J.J. Abrams vehicle Revolution, and the creators have promised a big, exciting mythology for the post-apocalypse—though they've kept a lot of details under wraps, until now.

Producers Eric Kripke (Supernatural) and Jon Favreau (Iron Man) recently teased some details to TV Line. Though they didn't say what might have caused the massive world event that knocked out electrical service, they did confirm one catastrophe that is not at the center of the series:

"There are a lot of things that would fry the [global] grid—for instance, the answer on our show is not a solar storm," Kripke said. "There, hot off the presses! Ours is not a solar storm."

So, what is the central mystery? Kripke didn't spill, but he did explain the lengths he went to in making sure his idea was scientifically viable:

"I had an answer that explains all the different facets—why the power went off, and why certain people are able to turn it back on—but of course that was coming from just a writer's imagination. So we brought in a physicist and asked him very specific questions—if this technology were possible, and if this happened and this happened, would such a thing be possible? And he said that it would, that it actually explains it and make sense."

Revolution debuts this fall on NBC. Will you be watching?

(Via TV Line)