JJ Abrams's new US drama series Revolution has been given an air date by UK channel Sky1.

The post-apocalyptic sci-fi show will lift off on the station on Friday March 29th at 9pm with a pilot episode directed by Jon Favreau.

Despite a mixed critical response to its first season, the drama has proved a ratings hit for NBC in the US, where it is currently on a mid-term break.

Revolution centres on a post-apocalyptic America that has mysteriously lost all electrical power. It stars Billy Burke (Twilight), Tracy Spiridakos (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) and Elizabeth Mitchell (Lost).