Supernatural creator Kripke will co-produce the sci-fi series alongside JJ Abrams.
Discussing the show's storytelling style, he said: "Some elements are serialised. But [our characters are] on a larger mythological quest, having all sorts of ass-kicking adventures along the way."
Revolution takes place in a world where all forms of energy have mysteriously ceased to exist, with Kripke defending the show's science at the Television Critics Association Press Tour.
"We brought in a physicist and asked him very specific questions," he revealed. "If this technology were possible, and if this happened and this happened, would such a thing be possible?
"And he said that it would, that it actually explains it and make sense."
NBC is to screen a special six-minute teaser of Revolution on August 4, following coverage of the London 2012 Olympics.
The series will premiere in full on Monday, September 17 at 10/9c.
> Lost star Elizabeth Mitchell joins new JJ Abrams drama Revolution
Watch the trailer for Revolution below: