Sky starts Revolution

US producer JJ Abrams is returning to Sky in the UK.

The satellite broadcaster paid a reported £20m to take rights to the third season of Abrams’ mystery thriller Lost from Channel 4 in 2006 and continued to air the show to its conclusion in 2010.

Sky 1 will now air his latest series, Revolution, after striking a deal with Warner Bros International Television, which distributes the show internationally.



Revolution debuted on NBC in September, drawing 11.65 million viewers on its debut. It has received a full season order to run throughout the 2012/13 television season and Sky is gambling on its popularity by signing a three-season deal for the show with Warner Bros.

It tells the story of a world without power after every piece of technology mysteriously blacks out, leaving a band of survivors searching for answers in a post-apocalyptic world.

Revolution is exec produced by Abrams, Bryan Burk (Fringe) and Eric Kripke (Supernatural); and produced by Bonanza Productions in association with Bad Robot Productions, Kripke Enterprises and Warner Bros Television.

This is the latest US series from the 2012/13 season to be picked up by Sky. Chicago Fire and Elementary are already airing on Sky Living; Arrow is on Sky1; while Vegas and The Following are coming to Sky Atlantic.

Revolution will air on Sky1 in 2013.

Source: Sky