, the new NBC series from Star Trek's J.J. Abrams and Iron Man's Jon Favreau, will start out in the present day before flashing forward to its post-apocalyptic milieu, says The Hollywood Reporter in its early look at the show's premiere.
It will also kill off at least one or two of its expected leads early, so the magazine advises fans not to get too attached to the lineup, which includes Breaking Bad and Community star Giancarlo Esposito and Twilight's Billy Burke.
Taking a cue from shows like The Walking Dead, which defy viewer expectations with sudden and violent deaths even for the most beloved of characters, THR reports that "Revolution doles out causalities early in the pilot, and the series seems prepared dispatch most of the primary players without much hesitation." For good measure, they add, "and aside for notable deaths, there's also just a good deal of carnage."
The pilot will premiere at San Diego Comic-Con International next month; with a little luck, ComicBook.com will catch it and give you more to work with.