Revolution (TV series)

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Revolution
Revolution Title Card.jpg
GenreAction/Adventure
Science fiction
Drama
Created byEric Kripke
Starring
Theme music composerJ.J. Abrams
Composer(s)Christopher Lennertz
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes42 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s)
Editor(s)
  • David Eisenberg
  • Vikash Patel
  • Anthony Pinker
Location(s)
  • Atlanta, Georgia (Pilot)
  • Wilmington, North Carolina (Season 1)
  • Austin, Texas (Season 2)
CinematographyMichael Bonvillain
Camera setupMultiple-camera
Running time43 minutes
Production company(s)
DistributorWarner Bros. Television Distribution
Broadcast
Original channelNBC
Picture format16:9
Audio formatDolby Digital
Original runSeptember 17, 2012 (2012-09-17) – May 21, 2014 (2014-05-21)
External links
Official website
 
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Revolution
Revolution Title Card.jpg
GenreAction/Adventure
Science fiction
Drama
Created byEric Kripke
Starring
Theme music composerJ.J. Abrams
Composer(s)Christopher Lennertz
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes42 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s)
Editor(s)
  • David Eisenberg
  • Vikash Patel
  • Anthony Pinker
Location(s)
  • Atlanta, Georgia (Pilot)
  • Wilmington, North Carolina (Season 1)
  • Austin, Texas (Season 2)
CinematographyMichael Bonvillain
Camera setupMultiple-camera
Running time43 minutes
Production company(s)
DistributorWarner Bros. Television Distribution
Broadcast
Original channelNBC
Picture format16:9
Audio formatDolby Digital
Original runSeptember 17, 2012 (2012-09-17) – May 21, 2014 (2014-05-21)
External links
Official website

Revolution is an American post-apocalyptic science fiction television series that ran from September 17, 2012 until May 21, 2014; it was cancelled by NBC in May 2014.[1][2] The show takes place 15 years after the start of a worldwide, permanent electrical-power blackout. Created by Eric Kripke and produced by J. J. Abrams' Bad Robot Productions for the NBC network, it originally aired on Mondays at 10:00 pm (ET)[2] doing well enough that NBC ordered a second series shortly after the first season finale.[3]

Film director Jon Favreau directed the pilot episode. In October 2012, NBC picked it up for a full season of 22 episodes,[4] which was later reduced to 20 episodes. Season 1 of the show was filmed in and around Wilmington, North Carolina. Many of the scenes were shot in historic downtown Wilmington and on the campus of the University of North Carolina Wilmington.[5] On April 26, 2013, the series was renewed by NBC for a second season of 22 episodes to air in a new time slot of Wednesdays at 8 pm. Season 2 of Revolution was filmed in and around Bartlett and Granger, Texas. The second season premiere aired on September 25, 2013, and the finale aired on May 21, 2014.[6]

Plot[edit]

Season 1[edit]

The series is set in a post-apocalyptic near-future of the year 2027, where - fifteen years ago in the year 2012 - all of the electricity on Earth was permanently disabled, ranging from computers and electronics to car and jet engines. Trains and cars stopped where they were, ships went dead in the water, and fly-by-wire aircraft fell from the sky and crashed. This event came to be known by everybody in this new world as "The Blackout". Over the next fifteen years, people have soon adapted to a world without electricity and due to the collapse of government and public order, several areas were ruled by militias and their generals.

It begins with the surviving Matheson family: Ben Matheson and his two children: daughter Charlie and son Danny, who now live in a village near Chicago. He wears a small pendant around his neck (later revealed to be a disguised USB flash drive) that is the key to not only finding out what happened fifteen years ago, but also a possible way to reverse its effects. However, Sebastian Monroe, the General of the Monroe Militia and self-appointed President of the Monroe Republic, whose borders are the Mississippi River and the old states of Kentucky and the Carolinas, is searching for the pendants, so he can use their power to take control of the entire North American continent. The remaining Matheson family, joined initially by Miles Matheson, Aaron Pittman, and Nora Clayton now are on the run from the Monroe Militia. Monroe's new benefactor, Randall Flynn, a former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense who 15 years earlier ordered the deployment of the weaponized technology that caused the blackout, now works with Monroe in his efforts after Ben's wife Rachel (working under duress for Monroe) escapes from his custody. This technology is later revealed to be a form of nanotechnology whose ability to drain electricity can be countered by the pendant.[7]

Opening Introduction:

We lived in an electric world. We relied on it for everything. And then the power went out. Everything stopped working. We weren't prepared. Fear and confusion led to panic. The lucky ones made it out of the cities. The government collapsed. Militias took over, controlling the food supply and stockpiling weapons. We still don't know why the power went out. But we're hopeful someone will come and light the way.

In Season 1 Episode 5, "Soul Train", a map of the former continental United States, Canada, and Mexico is shown[8] and shows the former North American Union divided into six "Republics" (parts of Canada and Mexico became part of the contiguous United States): the Monroe Republic, the Georgia Federation, the Plains Nation, Texas, the California Commonwealth, and the Wasteland.[9] In the same episode, it indicates that the Georgia Federation and Plains Nation have allied against the Monroe Republic and border skirmishing in southwest Illinois, near St. Louis, is mentioned. According to the wife of Captain Thomas Neville (Julia) in a letter to her husband, the Monroe Republic capital of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is relatively safe; however, life outside west of Pittsburgh is subject to rebel attacks and other dangers such as bandits.[7]

Season 2[edit]

In April 2013, the series was renewed for a second season of 22 episodes. The new season aired on Wednesdays at 8:00 pm (ET) as opposed to the previous time slot of Monday at 10:00 pm (ET).[10] The season premiered on September 25, 2013, took a mid-season break before Thanksgiving 2013, and returned with new episodes on January 8, 2014.[11]

Nicole Ari Parker was cast in a recurring role as Secretary Justine Allenford. Patrick Heusinger and Jessie Collins were also signed.[12] Supernatural alumnus Jim Beaver was cast as John Franklin Fry, "a hard-ass, whip smart Texas Ranger who allies with Miles."[13] The second season takes place six months after the events of the first season.

Cast and characters[edit]

Promotional image showing the main characters of the 1st season

Main characters[edit]

Recurring characters[edit]

Nations and factions[edit]

At the start of the series, the United States of America has been split into at least six nations.

The Monroe Republic[edit]

Initially led by its president, and commanding general, Sebastian Monroe, the Monroe Republic appears to be a military dictatorship covering what used to be the northeastern section of the United States. It has annexed some of southeastern Canada, including parts of Quebec, and all of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. The capital of the Monroe Republic was Philadelphia, with Independence Hall serving as the capitol building. The city is destroyed by a nuclear missile in season 2. The western border is the Mississippi River from west of Lake Superior to the Ohio River. The southern border appears to be the Ohio River, continuing to the western border of West Virginia, running south to the southern border of Virginia, then diagonally (possibly following the Roanoke River) to Albemarle Sound in North Carolina. The eastern border is the Atlantic Ocean from Albemarle Sound to Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The northern border appears to coincide with the northern border of the former United States from Duluth through the Great Lakes, but then follows a more northerly line along the St. Lawrence River to the Atlantic. The main military force of the Monroe Republic is the Monroe Militia.

The Rebels[edit]

The Rebels are a faction fighting against the Monroe Militia. They profess to be fighting to restore the United States of America. They began working with the Georgia Federation, which supplies the Rebels with more weapons and troops. Given the destruction of both Philadelphia and Atlanta, and Monroe's absence, the state of the Rebels is unknown in season 2.

The Georgia Federation[edit]

The Georgia Federation ("Georgia") is a prosperous nation led by President Kelly Foster, covering the former southeastern United States. The capital of the Georgia Federation is Atlanta. Georgia has a tense relationship with the Monroe Republic that devolves into war. The Georgia Federation is very rich and wealthy. They have warmer climates, which grow lots of crops and foods. The Georgia Federation used many forms of steam technology and Miles mentions that they made its trade with the European nations, implying that they used tall ships, steamboats, or steamships to get there. The northern border appears to be the Ohio River, continuing to the western border of West Virginia, running south to the southern border of Virginia, then diagonally (possibly following the Roanoke River) to Albemarle Sound in North Carolina. The eastern and southern borders are the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico shore, from Albemarle Sound to part way through Louisiana. The western border is the Mississippi River from the Ohio River south to approximately Baton Rouge, then due south to the Gulf of Mexico. The atomic bombing of Atlanta by Randall Flynn sparks a massive refugee crisis, with at least one camp being set up in Savannah, Georgia.

Texas[edit]

Texas has had tension with the Monroe Republic for at least part of the time after the blackout, but, assuming they would lose, the Monroe Republic did not want to go to war with them. The eastern border of Texas is the Mississippi River from the Arkansas River south to approximately the Atchafalaya River, then due south to the Gulf of Mexico. The extent south is unclear from the maps shown in the show (it extends further south than the map does), but it extends well into former Mexico. The western border coincides with the western border of the U.S. state of Texas north of the Rio Grande, but extends diagonally west from about midway between El Paso/Juárez and Big Bend to the Gulf of California. The Texas Rangers have become a sort of military police force in the country. In season 2, a war clan from the Plains Nation enters Texan territory. A town of Willoughby is in Texas, where season 2 set in. The capital of Texas is Austin. The President of Texas is General Bill Carver, who became elected after General Frank Blanchard.

Plains Nation[edit]

The Plains Nation is dominated by several individual tribes who dictate their own laws. The people in the Plains Nation live in tribes, similar to those of the Native Americans. Eventually, all of the main characters travel into the Plains Nation to get to a former DOD facility in Colorado Springs known as "The Tower". The southern part of the Canadian province of Manitoba has been annexed by the Plains Nation.

California Commonwealth[edit]

Little is known about the California Commonwealth, other than that the head of state is a widowed woman known as "Governor Affleck." Monroe was set to send Jason Neville as an Emissary to California before Major Neville talked him out of sending his son. It is unknown if another emissary was sent or what relationship the Monroe Republic has with California. The California Commonwealth takes up all of the land of the former Mexican territory of Baja California Sur, the former Mexican state of Baja California, all of the former U.S. states of California, Oregon, and Washington, as well as parts of Nevada and Idaho. The northern border is unclear as it extends past the edge of the map, but it appears to extend into formerly-Canadian British Columbia.

Wasteland[edit]

The Wasteland is not mentioned in the show, only shown on the map. It appears to take up parts of Mexico, Utah, Nevada, and Idaho, as well as all of New Mexico and Arizona. It mostly bordered the California Commonwealth in the West, and the Plains Nation in the East, and Texas in the Southwest. In the last episode of season 2, The Wasteland is shown as the region that the nano guides a large group of people to, in the town of Bradbury, Idaho.

The Patriots[edit]

The Patriots are a mysterious group who claim to be surviving former members of the United States Government, and as such its only legititmate successors. In the season one finale, it is revealed that Randall Flynn has been working for the Patriots, a group that supposedly includes the last President of the United States and the remnants of the last U.S. government, who have been sheltering at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base.[15] In season two, they are reclaiming U.S. soil after an absence of sixteen years, and are hiring bounty hunters to gather Monroe and Rachael Matheson, among others. They are responsible for the nuclear bombs dropped at the end of season one, and they framed Monroe for the nuclear attacks. Whether the Patriots represent a true continuation of the U.S. government has been questioned by Major Neville. Their official documents are marked with a symbol resembling the Eye of Providence. They have proven themselves to be cruel, selfish, violent, brutal, and deceptive, as demonstrated in their blatant abuse of the trust of the people in Willoughby. The Patriots are led by the President of the United States, Jack Davis. In the episode "Exposition Boulevard" it is revealed that President Jack Davis had been the U.S. Secretary of Defense before the blackout. It is also revealed that both the original President and the Speaker of the House had been killed when Air Force One crashed. Secretary Davis then arranged a coup to kill the Vice President, allowing him to ascend to the presidency. Little is known about the Senate President Pro-Tempore or Secretaries of State and Treasury, all of whom would have legally preceded him in the United States presidential line of succession, nor about any other cabinet members who were not in Air Force One, but they are presumed to be dead. When Davis and the other members of the U.S. government arrived in Cuba, he announced his plan to start a brutal dictatorship to found a "New Order for the Ages". The Patriots serve as the main antagonists of Season 2. However, in the Season 2 finale, President Davis was arrested for his war crimes, and Texas declares war on the Patriots after they discovered the truth.

Production[edit]

Executive producer J. J. Abrams told the Los Angeles Times' Hero Complex blog that series creator Eric Kripke "came to us with an idea that was undeniably good. It was such a great premise for a series that it was just that feeling of the misery that you’d feel if you had a chance to be part of that and didn’t take advantage of it. I’m really looking forward to that show. He’s so obviously the real deal, and we’re just really lucky and honored that he wanted to collaborate with us on it."[16]

The series – described by its creators as a "romantic swashbuckling sci-fi adventure"[17] – debuted in the United States on September 17, 2012.[2] In October 2012, NBC announced it would pick up the series for an additional nine episodes after achieving an average of 9.8 million viewers for the first three episodes.[18] After November 26, 2012, Revolution went on hiatus for a holiday break and to catch up on post-production. Following this, the show resumed broadcast on March 25, 2013 for the remaining episodes of season 1.[19]

The role of Rachel Matheson was originally played by Andrea Roth until she was replaced by Elizabeth Mitchell.[20]

A portion of episode 4 of season 1 was filmed at Freestyle Music Park in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.[21][22]

Eric Kripke says: "I definitely like to know where it’s going. I know what Season 1 is. I have a really solid idea about what Season 2 is, and I’m starting to think about notions for Season 3, knock on wood."

Revolution was renewed for a full 22 episode second season in April 2013.[23]

Production for season two moved to Austin, Texas.[24][25]

Revolution was canceled on May 9, 2014.[26]

Series overview[edit]

Seasons of Revolution
SeasonEpisodesOriginally airedDVD and Blu-ray release date
Season premiereSeason finaleRegion 1Region 2Region 4
120September 17, 2012 (2012-09-17)June 3, 2013 (2013-06-03)September 3, 2013 (2013-09-03)[27]September 30, 2013 (2013-09-30)[28]September 25, 2013 (2013-09-25)[29]
222September 25, 2013 (2013-09-25)May 21, 2014 (2014-05-21)[30]August 19, 2014 (2014-08-19)[31]September 29, 2014 (2014-09-29)[32]October 15, 2014 (2014-10-15)[33]

Broadcast[edit]

SeasonTimeslot (ET)EpisodesPremieredEndedTV SeasonRankViewers
(in millions)
Live + DVR
Viewers
DatePremiere
Viewers
(in millions)
DateFinale
Viewers
(in millions)
1
Monday 10:00 pm
20
September 17, 2012 (2012-09-17)
11.65[34]
June 3, 2013 (2013-06-03)
6.17[35]2012–13#3310.53[36]10.81[37]
2
Wednesday 8:00 pm
22
September 25, 2013
6.81[38]
May 21, 2014
4.13[39]2013–14#636.96[40]7.21[41]

In Canada, the series aired simultaneously with the American broadcast on City.[42] It premiered in Australia on Fox8 in September 2012[43] and re-screened on free-to-air on Nine and Go! from November 2013.[44] It premiered in New Zealand on TV2 on October 16, 2012.[45] The series is being broadcast by DSTV in South Africa and to the rest of Africa via satellite; it is delayed by a week from the USA broadcast. In the United Kingdom, the series started airing on Sky1 from March 29, 2013.[46] The episode "The Plague Dogs" was watched by 1.191 million UK viewers, with an additional 123,000 on +1. The episode "Soul Train" was watched by 1.058 million UK viewers, with an additional 172,000 on +1.

Advance screenings[edit]

In the summer of 2012, NBC had a voting campaign on Revolution's Facebook page where visitors could vote for which American city should have an advance screening of the series' pilot in early September.[47] The top-10 markets selected were: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York City, Philadelphia, Salt Lake City and Seattle.[47] New York City's screening was held on September 4 for 1,000 guests; 80 of them seated on stationary bicycles to generate electricity for lighting. The remaining cities' screenings were held on September 6, 2012.[47] The pilot episode is available for download in Apple's iTunes Store.

Critical reception[edit]

The first season currently has a Metacritic score of 64 out of 100 based on 32 reviews, indicating generally positive reviews.[48] Glen Garvin of The Miami Herald described the show as "big, bold and brassy adventure, a cowboys-and-Indians story for end times".[49] Dorothy Rabinowitz of The Wall Street Journal praised the production quality of the pilot: "If the quality of this one, so irresistible in its vitality and suspense, does fail to hold up, its creators will have delivered, at the least, one remarkably fine hour."[50] Ed Bark observed that the show "has the overall look and feel of a big budget feature, delivers some consistently terrific action scenes".[51] Some have compared the show to Dies the Fire, The Hunger Games, and Lost.[52]

Verne Gay of Newsday, however, gave the premiere a negative review: "There's an almost overwhelming been-there-seen-that feel to the pilot, which doesn't really offer any suggestion of 'well, you haven't seen this.'"[53]

The second season received more positive reviews. The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported a 88% approval rating with an average rating of 7.8/10, based on 8 reviews.[54]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Awards and nominations for Revolution
YearAssociationCategoryNomineeResult
2012People's Choice AwardsFavorite New TV DramaCrewNominated
Satellite AwardsBest Television Series, GenreRevolutionNominated
2013Saturn AwardsBest Network Television SeriesRevolutionWon
Best Actor on TelevisionBilly BurkeNominated
Best Actress on TelevisionTracy SpiridakosNominated
Best Supporting Actor on TelevisionGiancarlo EspositoNominated
Emmy AwardsOutstanding Visual Effects in a Supporting RoleEpisode: PilotNominated
Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a drama series, miniseries or movieEpisode: Nobody's Fault But MineWon
BMI TV Music AwardsComposerChristopher LennertzWon
TV Guide AwardsFavorite New SeriesRevolutionNominated
2014Emmy AwardsOutstanding Stunt Coordination for a drama series, miniseries or movieJeff WolfePending

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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