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“Revolution” had it’s coming out party at San Diego Comic Con last week, and given the promotion put into it by NBC and Warner Brothers, it left quite an impression. Outside of the preview screening, panel, and press room, draped along an impressive portion of the Hilton Bayfront was a Revolution “power switch” promo poster, and NBC had a village set across the street in Gaslamp Square Park. The cast was also interviewed at the Warner Brothers Extra stage.
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So what is “Revolution” about? Here’s the recap from our own sweetondean, who got to attend a screening of the Pilot in Sydney:
I’d call “Revolution” an adventure more than anything. It was a really enjoyable hour, watch it for sure!
Can you imagine a world without power? How you would function or survive? While the premise sounds gloomy, this is anything but a gloomy story. Eric Kripke put it this way in the “Revolution” press room session. “It’s an anti-apocalypse story. It’s not about death, it’s about rebirth, it’s about hope, it’s about rebuilding, it’s about restoration. There’s a reason I set it about 15 years after the event that caused society to fall. I really didn’t want a harrowing or depressing show. I wanted a fun, swashbuckling show about heroes that set out to restore the landscape.” He referenced Joseph Campbell’s “A Hero’s Journey” as his inspiration behind this story and a driving force behind the show.
Below are the interviews I had with Emmy nominee Giancarlo Esposito, Tracy Spiridakos, JD Pardo, Executive Producer Eric Kripke, and Billy Burke at the “Revolution” Press Room roundtable session. The cast talk about their characters, what their world is like for their characters without power, and what sort of preparation they’ve had to put into their roles. Eric Kripke enthusiastically shares his vision for the show, how it came to be, and what sort of plan he has for this premise (note, no more five year plans).
Filming began for episode 2 this week in their new home base of Wilmington, NC. Here’s a fun note for you “Supernatural” fans, Charles Beeson is directing that episode. For information and pictures of the first day of shooting, go to www.revolution_show.com
“Revolution” premieres on NBC Monday, September 17th at 10 pm.