LONDONU.K. paybox BSkyB is to air J.J. Abrams’ post-apocalyptic thriller “Revolution” following a three-season exclusive deal with Warner Bros. Intl. Television Distribution. The show, a hit for NBC in the U.S., will bow next year on BSkyB’s flagship entertainment web Sky 1. BSkyB’s acquisitions topper Sarah Wright said: “Our customers have always had a strong connection with J.J. Abrams’ event series. We’re confident that ‘Revolution’ will prove to be a monster hit with them following its record breaking debut in the U.S.” The first episode begins with a family attempting to reunite in a post-apocalyptic American landscape where all technology has blacked out. Abrams’ “Lost” was a signature show for the U.K. paybox, but had bowed on free-to-air pubcaster Channel 4, before BSkyB outbid Channel 4 for the skein.
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