A Revolution is coming next month to 10 U.S. cities, including Denver, Chicago and Philadelphia. NBC is set today to announce the top ten markets from its "Powered by the People" voting campaign on behalf of the network's new J.J. Abrams/Eric Kripke drama.
Besides Denver, Chicago and Philadelphia, cities that will host screenings of the show's pilot include New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, Salt Lake City, Atlanta, Minneapolis and Boston.
The New York screening will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 4, on a Hudson River pier. As part of the promotion there, power to the pier will be shut off (a reference to the show's central plot point, in which the world's electricity disappears) — and 100 bicyclists ("power pedalers") will manually generate power to support the screening's projection and audio. The other cities' screenings will take place on Thursday, Sept. 6.
As TV Guide Magazine wrote earlier this month, the cities were chosen after viewers were directed to http://tinyurl.com/NBCRevolution and asked to vote for their hometowns to land one of the 10 screenings.