Some of us might be a little worried about NBC’s decision to withhold its top ratings grabber – Revolution – from the masses until March 25, but that worry does not extend to the producers, particularly J.J. Abrams and Eric Kripke. In the long run, it means fewer repeats audiences have to suffer through. Revolution will be able to play out to it’s epic first season conclusion at a steady pace, something audiences rarely get when tuning in to broadcast network television. And to get you through the winter months, we have a brand new trailer for the second half of Revolution. I must say, we are in for a wild ride.
Apart from the trailer – which starts off as mostly a recap of what we’ve already seen before showing us just how intense the war between the Monroe Militia and the rebels will become – TVLine reported a few tidbits taken from the cast and crew at the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour. What’s important to know is despite the reveal Monroe now has access to power – in the form of helicopters with machine guns – it won’t mean he’ll be a constant force to be reckoned with. Yes, with the chopper he’s an unstoppable force, but the power won’t always be turned on for him.
The second half of the season will be when the title of Revolution starts to really mean something. This war is starting, but don’t think it will become the main focus of the show. This will still be a character driven story, which is good to hear so long as the characters are strong. I would argue some of the younger cast members don’t feel like they contribute much.
Looking past Season 1, Kripke said he has up until the first finale mapped out and future seasons are starting to come together, though only in the simplest of ways; what he calls “cocktail napkin scratches.” There needs to be room for change due to this world that’s created being “so expansive.”