NBC Orders 'Epic Adventure Thriller' From Supernatural Creator Eric Kripke and J.J. Abrams

I’m guessing NBC greenlit this thing based on the pedigree alone.

As first reported by our sister site Deadline.com, Supernatural creator Eric Kripke is teaming up with J.J. Abrams on a one-hour NBC drama series billed as “an epic adventure thriller.”

No other details were released, save for the title: Revolution.

Kripke, who is also developing an adaptation of the DC Comic Deadman for The CW, wrote the pilot script and will exec produce along with Abrams and Bryan Burk.

For more details on this story, visit Deadline.com.

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55 Comments
  1. AJ says:

    HOLY CRAP! Kripke teaming up with Abrams! Can’t wait to see what these 2 can come up with!

  2. Jake says:

    Abrams? Yeah, I’ll watch.

  3. mrswinchester24 says:

    Kripke and Abrams, I’ll be watching this one.

  4. raelee514 says:

    Whatever it is, it has to be fascinating and intriguing and maybe a little spooky!

  5. Sam says:

    I’m in.
    Already, no questions, I will be watching this show.

  6. Jeff says:

    Possible GREATEST SHOW EVER alert.

  7. Kate says:

    So now I’m hoping they might cast Misha Collins… oh please God.

    • Sivat says:

      That would be great! Keep him OFF Supernatural and give the show back to Sam and Dean! :D

      • Cheryl says:

        Couldn’t agree more Sivat! I love Misha, but his character has stayed seasons too long and it has done him, the show,the characters of Sam and Dean and the ratings no favors.

      • Johnny says:

        Sivat–shut up. Same old dumb point. Cas is great and he will be back.

        • Sivat says:

          Oooh someone’s a grumpy Cas fan! ;-) Guess it bothers you that your fave’s not only a villain now but being phased out of the show! Not everyone loves Cas like you seem to imagine in your mind, and it’s like getting a glass of cold water poured down your pants when you have to face reality. :-D

          • Johnny says:

            Sorry Sivat–it’s just your constant one note complaining about Cas. This baby moaning is about all you do. Grow up. Any way Sera said don’t be so sure about Cas being dead. He’ll be back.

  8. Till says:

    Could it be the show that’s gonna change everything at NBC?

  9. Mel says:

    What?! Best news ever?! I think so!

  10. Meredith says:

    Kripke (Supernatural) + Abrams (Alias and LOST) = I’m in.

  11. Sam says:

    “I’m guessing NBC greenlit this thing based on the pedigree alone.”
    Legit lol’d at that.
    And I’m guessing this thing won’t last a season.

  12. Carrie says:

    Kripke and Abrams teaming up? Uh, yeah. I’ll definitely watch whatever they come up with. “Supernatural” & “Fringe” are my favorite shows. I’m also a huge fan of “Alias”. The only thing better would be them teaming up with Joss Whedon.

  13. KLB says:

    Just add Joss Whedon and you would have all three of my faves!

    • Ashley says:

      LOL! The first thing I thought when I read this was ‘just add Joss Whedon and they’d have the brilliant geek triumvirate’. Can’t wait to see what Abrams and Kripke come up with!

  14. Amber says:

    That little weasel Abrams never finishes anything he starts,he has a short attention span.

    • G says:

      Lol, I so agree with you! But on the other hand, Kripke is extremely dedicated to his work and will do all that he can to make it a good entertaining show. On the other hand, Abrams does come up with some novel ideas. SO I’m very excited for this show. Definitely gonna see this.

  15. raven says:

    Oh yeah!! I’m all over this. Now if only Whedon was involved too. That would be something to see.

  16. Frenchie says:

    Kripke, and Abrams… let me just take a second to think about the fact that the two biggest names in genre television are doing a show together….

  17. Amanda says:

    Kripke + Abrams is fab, I dare say they’ll be able to wrangle a pretty sweet cast too

  18. Sivat says:

    I’d rather see Eric back at Supernatural full time rather than creating new shows.

  19. Carol says:

    This better not distract Mr. Abrams from the Star Trek sequel!

  20. Ram510 says:

    So is this NBC trying to come up with their own Terra Nova?

  21. Marta says:

    This is quite possibly the best news in the History of humanity.

  22. Morgan says:

    Uh, yum.

  23. Jim says:

    JJ Abrams is being given a career on a silver platter by his peeps like Steven Speilberg who want to pass the torch to one of their own.

    Cronism and religious (illegal) bias are great if your the beneficiary. Funny how it’s illegal though.

    • Cloudy Knight says:

      Jim, did it hurt when you got hit by the idiot stick?

      Your bigotry reads even worse when you can’t spell or punctuate correctly. It’s “cronyism”, and “you’re” as in “you are”, just for starters. Also, I’m pretty sure it’s not illegal to work with “one of their own”.

      Only bigots see two people of the same ethnic or religious group working together and think that some kind of bias is involved. Could it be that Spielberg is working with Abrams because they’re both talented, have similar tastes, and enjoy working together?

  24. Angel says:

    I love Abram’s work, as for the other guy never heard of him.

  25. sabina says:

    Every single character is going to die in fire and lens flare

    I’m okay with this

  26. Nancy says:

    How about RICHARD SPEIGHT JR. in a nice meaty role???

  27. Gary says:

    JJ Abrams has lost his way. Sorry but i hated Person of Interest and i doubt this is going to be any better. Its all hype and no talk.

    • GW says:

      Are you kidding me?!! POI is quite possible THE BEST new show this fall! The acting is brilliant and the story is quite interesting.
      Abrams + Kripke on the NBC show = WIN all the way.

  28. Kitsune says:

    THIS. And Matt Cohen, too, if the fan petition fails and he is not cast as Deadman. Matter of fact, they should just go ahead and scoop up all the awesome supporting cast that Supernatural disposes of so lightly.

  29. Alice says:

    Am I the only one who can’t hear the name “Kripke” and not think of the physicist on The Big Bang Theory that hates Sheldon? Who pronounces his name, “Kwipkee”?

  30. Jenny says:

    I agree. I will watch this show no matter what.

  31. Saska50 says:

    Wow! What a duo. They should cast Joe Flanigan and David Hewlett- they are action/adventure qualified! Fearsome 4some: Kripke/Abrams and Flanigan/Hewlett! What a show that would be!

  32. Amy says:

    it will definitely be worth watching

  33. Julie says:

    I don’t care if these guys’ show only goes until Pilot (that could NEVER happen) I’ll watch whatever these two have too poop out of their minds!!!

  34. Kat says:

    I think JJ Abrams is hit or miss these days but I’ll watch anything Kripke does! Hopefully the tow together will come up with something wonderful!

  35. redvector says:

    It’s on NBC so it’ll suck by default. NBC=No Body Cares

  36. Osi says:

    That’s a show I MUST watch, no details needed, these guys in one show, it will be EPIC!!!

  37. Jenn says:

    Need a lead? What about Joe Flanigan?!

  38. henninggirl says:

    I just read the title and immediately thought, ‘You’ve just killed at least two fans somewhere. One for Abrams and one for Kripke.’ By that I mean, they were soooo excited, their happy little hearts burst inside their chests.

  39. Touche. Outstanding arguments. Keep up the good spirit.