May 9, 2014
Although it cannot be a surprise, there perhaps was a tiny bit hope but today NBC announced Revolution is cancelled after Two seasons. After a strong start Revolution's rating quickly dropped to questionable levels. In part I think it has to do with the way Charlie was played in the first 10 episodes and also the very long hiatus which almost divided the first season into two seasons. I personally think the second season was more interesting but the damage was already done. See full post below:
After a flying start two years ago when it was the key piece at NBC‘s upfront presentation, Revolution has just been cancelled. The JJ Abrams/Eric Kripke post-apocalyptic drama is long ways from where it was last season when it was riding high with a lot of buzz and solid ratings behind The Voice on Mondays. The heavily serialized series started to lose steam after the long hiatus between the fall and spring half-season.
And it has been a ho-hum performer in the low-trafficked Wednesday 8 PM slot this season, a shadow of its former glory. It has been stable, keeping the lights on in the hour. That wasn’t enough, especially given the high price tag on the show.
Hope for Revolution getting a 13-episode final chapter took a further hit yesterday when NBC picked up two new series from series‘ producer Warner Bros. TV, including comic book drama Constantine, which had been considered a potential replacement for Revolution. Keeping Revolution was important to studio WBTV, while NBC was open to letting go and it just did.
January 19, 2014
Last week I was eager to report that Revolution had it's highest numbers since the season premiere, although unfortunately those numbers were adjusted down by a tenth, but this week the numbers dropped even further, to a 1.3 rating and 4.78 million in total viewers. I think it's time to get realistic and say that it would be a miracle if Revolution would be renewed for a third season. The creators should also realize this by now and I really hope they are gonna wrap up most storylines so the viewers, who's stayed with a series, get a satisfying finish.
Another series which is in bad weather is The CW's The Tomorrow People. When the series premiered a few months back, it had a 0.9 rating and 2.32 million in total viewers but since the pilot those ratings declined to a 0.53 rating and 1.46 million in total viewers with last weeks episode. This does not look good, it's not final yet but the ratings need to rise in order for The Tomorrow People to elude cancellation. So in the coming months it will be decided if this series will be renewed but personally I fear the worst.
January 9, 2014
Well positive news for all sci-fi (ish) tv series this week. Yesterday we could tell that SHIELD as wel as Almost Human had better numbers than their last episode of 2013. Today I can happily tell you that Revolution's numbers also rose! A 1.6 rating and 6.1 total million viewers. Best numbers since the season two premiere! It was up 13% from the last episode in 2013.
It's still not very high but the fact that the numbers are up, means that Revolution still has some life in it. Especially since season two is, IMHO, a strong season, one of my favourite series this season so far. Let's hope the ratings at least stay steady or rise even further in the coming months.
Update: Revolution was adjusted down a tenth which results in a 1.5 rating and 5.93 in total million viewers.
October 17, 2013
Four weeks now into its second season, Revolution (1.4/4) hit a new low series low last night. The NBC dystopian drama slipped 7% from the 1.5 series low of last week, which wasn’t adjusted up in final numbers.
It is definately not good, Revolution, keeps dropping. People lost faith in the series and perhaps also a reason, a new broadcast day, Revolution moved from Monday to Wednesday with a 8pm timeslot starting with the second season. The long break in de middle of the first season did not help either. People refer to it as the clean and cut version of The Walking Dead. All too neat, shiny...typical for a network series. I more and more believe, genre series can only properly be broadcast on Cable networks.
The way it looks now, Revolution will definately be cancelled, not a chance. Perhaps if the series moved back to the Monday but even then chances are very slim. Just hope the creators recognize defeat in time and make sure the viewers get a proper ending!
June 29, 2013
Is Miles getting a new love interest? Jessica Collins (Zero Dark Thirty) is joining the cast of NBC’s post-apocalyptic drama Revolution for a major recurring role. According to the producers, Collins, who is already booked for the first four episodes of Season 2, will play Cynthia, a beautiful young woman of deep faith, whose winning humor and blazing intelligence capture the heart of one of Revolution’s leading characters.
They wouldn’t elaborate which character but Miles Matheson (Billy Burke) is in need of a new lady love following the death of Nora in the freshman season finale.
June 8, 2013
Release date [US/Canada] September 10, 2013
One of Abrams' many tv series Revolutionwhich started out very strong ratingswise but has lost a number of viewers over it's first season. Still NBC renewed it for season 2, not sure if this will be 20 or 22 episodes. It's no garantee these days that a new tv series gets a blu-ray release but luckily Revolution does. The set contains 4 discs Blu-Ray and 5 discs DVD! This is no joke, why this is the case I don't know, I do not really see the value of a complete set extra on DVD in this package. Same has been done with the first season Person of Interest and also be done for it's season 2.
This set contains loads of extra's like "Revolution Cast & Creative Team at the 2013 Paley Festival", "Creating a Revolution - Featurette", "An In-depth Look at the 'Revolution' Pilot - Featurette", "Webisodes" and much more. Although this series will probably get a global blu-ray release it is nice to know this North American set comes with a lot of extra subtitles: English SDH, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Finnish, Swedish, Dutch, Norwegian, Japanese, Danish and it is a Warner Bros title so it's a safe bet it will be region free!
April 26, 2013
NBC has announced renewals for two of its genre shows: Revolution and Grimm. The former is coming off a successful first season, while the latter is wrapping up its second. Multiple sources are reporting that both shows have been picked up for full 22-episode seasons. Very good news for genre shows!
January 30, 2013
JJ Abrams and Eric Kripke’s Revolution has added 24′s Renee Walker, Annie Wersching, to the cast as the centre of an elaborate love triangle. According to TVLine, Wersching will play Annie, the the former love of Miles Matheson (Billy Burke) pre-catastrophe, but the object of Sebastian Monroe (David Lyons)’s affections, which sets up a volatile confrontation when she reappears in this brave new world.
January 19, 2013
The Mathesons and company have been fighting the good fight against Monroe and his Republic. But Revolution has only begun to scratch the surface of its post-apocalyptic world. When it comes back from its midseason hiatus, we'll find out Monroe ain't the only leader out there. You remember how, in the fifth episode "Soul Train," we got a glimpse at a map of the current-and-no-longer United States? Other than the Monroe Republic, we found out there's also the Georgia Federation, the Plains Nation, the Republic of Texas, the California Commonwealth and the Wasteland.
That's a whole unknown world, but it won't be for long. Former 24 and The River star Leslie Hope has been cast to play the part of the tough-as-nails President Foster, who leads the Georgia Federation. She'll be around for a multi-episode stint and will probably play a major role in aiding the Mathesons as they battle their current enemies and continue their quest to bring power back to the world. Considering we've heard the Plains Nation is allied with Georgia, there may be more major leaders announced soon. Until now, we're just excited we'll be seeing how more of the world is getting along without power.
January 10, 2013
In early October, NBC gave Revolution a full season order. It was presumed that the network had ordered nine additional episodes, bringing the season total to 22 installments. Not so. Before it went on hiatus, 10 episodes of Revolution had aired. At the TCA Winter Press Tour, NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt mentioned that there were 10 episodes left in the season. It was later confirmed that NBC has indeed ordered just 20 episodes.
Regarding the long hiatus, the choice to split up the season is similar to how some cable dramas have been handling their seasons. ABC found that Lost didn’t repeat well and frustrated viewers because the reruns interrupted the flow of the story. Executive producer JJ Abrams said scheduling Lost without repeats “helped tremendously. When this came up for [Revolution], I was tremendously relieved. It’s the best thing for the viewers.”
The move also assures that Revolution will continue to have the benefit of the network’s strongest lead-in, The Voice. Both shows return on Monday, March 25th and all episodes are expected to air before June. What do you think? Do you agree with NBC’s scheduling choice? How about their episode order?
Source: TV Series Finale
December 14, 2012
Ten episodes may have already aired in the US, but post-apocalyptic sci-fi serial Revolution, created by Fringe‘s JJ Abrams and Supernatural‘s Eric Kripke, is finally set to air in the UK on Sky 1. Sarah Wright, controller of acquisitions at Sky Entertainment, said in a statement, “We’re thrilled to be partnering with Warner Bros on this latest project from JJ Abrams. “Our customers have always had a strong connection with JJ Abrams’s event series, and we’re confident that Revolution will prove to be a monster hit with them following its record-breaking debut in the US.” Revolution will air early 2013 on Sky 1.
October 3, 2012
NBC has announced that Revolution, the new show from JJ Abrams and Eric Kripke, has been picked up for a full season run. This normally means 22 episodes.
“We’re impressed with the imagination and creative direction of the entire team on Revolution, not to mention the immediately strong response we got from the audience,” said NBC president Jennifer Salke. “Ordering the full season of this show is a pleasure. Thanks to JJ Abrams, Eric Kripke, Jon Favreau, and everyone at Bad Robot and Warner Bros Television for their dedication to making a truly unique series. And I personally love to escape into a world where there is no power, the phone doesn’t ring, and the pace of life slows down – if only for one hour a week!”
October 2, 2012
It's normal for a tv show to drop after the pilot, it loses 20% or perhaps more. Revolution dropped from a 4.1 [pilot] rating to a 3.2 rating and in 8.40 million in total viewers, that is also a loss of more than 3 million viewers from the pilot. Still those numbers look good, provided they don't drop further in the same rate. Just like last week it crashed the competition, Castle [10.33 mil] and Hawaii Five-0 [7.72 mil] who both scored 1.9 rating.
September 27, 2012
NBC scored an easy demo win on the Monday of premiere week, thanks to solid performances by The Voice and newbie Revolution. Revolution (with 9.3 mil
and a 3.5) dropped just 15 percent in the demo with heavy hitters Castle and Hawaii Five-0 now in the mix. In fact, Revolution bested Hawaii Five-0‘s Season 3 opener in both measures,
which at 8 mil/1.9 was down 34 and 44 percent from its year-ago premiere. (Five-0 was also down sharply from its Season 2 finale (11.4 mil/2.7).) And a fun fact: Revolution in its first week
saw the biggest Live+3 DVR gains of any series premiere ever, rising 1.36 points to a 5.45. So there’s that. In the 10 o’clock hour, Castle (11.4 mil/2.5) was down 14 and 22 percent
from its Season 4 opener, yet led in total viewers (and trailed far behind Revolution in the demo).
September 19, 2012
NBC’s post-apocalyptic drama Revolution drew 11.7 million samplers while netting a 4.1 rating, making it the highest-rated network drama debut in three years (since ABC’s V) and the Peacock’s best drama premiere in five years (since, oof, Bionic Woman).
NBC also notes that Revolution commanded the best demo rating for any episode of any 10 pm network drama since a January 2010 installment of Private Practice.
August 7, 2012
July 31, 2012
An actor from NBC’s Harry’s Law has found refuge on the network’s new fall action drama Revolution. The J.J. Abrams-produced series has cast Derek Webster in a recurring role as Nicholas. He’s a strong rebel leader who faces off against Billy Burke’s character Miles, who’s on the run from a militia.
Webster has also appeared in FX’s Damages and the 1994 film version of Stargate. He joins another recent cast addition to the show, Lost‘s Elizabeth Mitchell. Revolution goes 15 years into the future of America after a blackout has wiped out all electronics. The series premieres Monday, Sept. 17 at 10 p.m. on NBC.
Ssource : http://insidetv.ew.com/
July 25, 2012
One of the hottest new series coming this fall is NBC's new J.J. Abrams vehicle Revolution, and the creators have promised a big, exciting mythology for the post-apocalypse—though they've kept a lot of details under wraps, until now.
Producers Eric Kripke (Supernatural) and Jon Favreau (Iron Man) recently teased some details to TV Line. Though they didn't say what might have caused the massive world event that knocked out electrical service, they did confirm one catastrophe that is not at the center of the series:
"There are a lot of things that would fry the [global] grid—for instance, the answer on our show is not a solar storm," Kripke said. "There, hot off the presses! Ours is not a solar storm."
So, what is the central mystery? Kripke didn't spill, but he did explain the lengths he went to in making sure his idea was scientifically viable:
"I had an answer that explains all the different facets—why the power went off, and why certain people are able to turn it back on—but of course that was coming from just a writer's imagination. So we brought in a physicist and asked him very specific questions—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.
Source : http://blastr.com/
July 24, 2012
The network also has been looking to preview high-profile new drama Revolution, and it has been hamstrung by the lack of available longer time periods. But during its TCA executive session today, NBC said that it will air a six-minute tease of the futuristic drama on Saturday, August 4 at approximately 10:54 PM ET following the swimming competition that is expected to feature U.S. gold medalist swimmer Michael Phelps.
July 12, 2012
(English Only) - by Matt Sernaker, Managing Editor
In a world that is so reliant on electronics and power for personal comfort and daily operations, a new series called Revolution (on NBC this September) poses the question: what happens when the power goes out…permanently? The attendees at SDCC 2012 got a special sneak preview of this upcoming primetime series!
If you have seen the Upfronts teaser for Revolution (which I personally had watched 12+ times), you know the basic gist of the pilot: All of a sudden in the present day, all power goes out. Everywhere. Ben Matheson (Tim Guinee- Stargate SG-1) seems to be the only one with any idea that the power outage is coming and tries to warn his brother Miles (Billy Burke -Twilight), but is cut off before he can reveal what was happening. Ben returns home to his wife and children, and quickly downloads files to a mysterious amulet moments before the event occurs. It seems like the world is about to end as anything that required power dies suddenly (including planes) and humanity is tasked with finding a new way to survive.
Jump forward 15 years…and the power is still out. Seriously. Life has found a way to move forward, but has regressed in many ways. The Mathesons (Ben, his son Danny, and daughter Charlie) and live in a small rural community, trying to stay out of the spotlight. When the Militia (led by Giancarlo Esposito- The Usual Suspects) shows up demanding that Ben assists with locating his brother, Danny (Graham Rogers- Memphis Beat) attempts to stop his father from being taken. Tragedy strikes, and now Charlie (Tracey is tasked with finding her Uncle and savings her remaining family. Why does the Militia want The Matheson brothers? What secrets do they hold regarding the blackout?
This awesome new series is being written by Eric Kripke (Supernatural), produced by J.J. Abrams (LOST), with the pilot episode Directed by Jon Favreau (Iron Man). One of the first things that you will notice about the show is the high quality CGI and production value of the pilot. Impressive visuals, sword fights, a dystopian future, and a solid cast, and quality writing are just some of the reasons why I cannot wait to watch Revolution each week. I do want to note that the only way this show can be a hit is if the network truly commits and maintains this level of quality consistently. NBC seems to be aware of the gem that they have with this story, and I think they might give this the chance to capture everyone’s attention and become the must see series of 2012!
ComicsOnline gives Revolution: “Pilot” 5 out of 5 amulets that we want to find at Comic-Con!
June 30, 2012
Elizabeth Mitchell is returning to TV!
The Lost and V alum has joined the cast of NBC's new drama Revolution as a series regular, TVGuide.com has learned.
From Eric Kripke, J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk, Revolution follows a group of characters struggling to survive and reunite with loved ones in a world where all forms of energy have mysteriously ceased to exist. Mitchell will portray Rachel Matheson, the mother of Charlie (Tracy Spiridakos) and Danny (Graham Rogers).
Andrea Roth was previously cast in the role before the producers decided to revamp her character. Mitchell's Rachel will appear on the series in flashbacks, whereas Roth appeared in present day. Mitchell is best known for playing Juliet Burke, an Other, on Lost and FBI Agent Erica Evans on V. Her other credits include ER, Gia, Law & Order: SVU and also from the sci-fi movie Frequency.
NBC's new drama — also starring Giancarlo Esposito, Billy Burke, David Lyons, Tim Guinee, JD Pardo, Zak Orth and Anna Lise Philips, whose character is expected to be phased out — will premiere Monday, Sept. 17 at 10/9c on NBC.
Source : http://www.tvguide.com/
June 30, 2012
Daniella Alonso (Friday Night Lights,My Generation) has joined J.J. Abrams/Eric Kripke’s upcoming NBC series Revolution as a regular. The action drama, which landed NBC’s marquee post-The Voice time slot, follows a group of people, led by Miles (Billy Burke) struggling to survive in a world where all forms of energy have ceased to exist. Alonso, repped by Gersh and Luber Roklin, will play a new character, Nora, a rebel fighter, battling against the militia that controls North America. She likes to blow up stuff, and she has a lot of rough water under the bridge with Miles. The introduction of the character of Nora is one of the tweaks Revolution is undergoing before its launch. They also include the reworking and recasting of the role of Rachel, played in the pilot by Andrea Roth, and phasing out another regular character played in the pilot by Anna Lise Phillips.
Source : http://www.deadline.com/
June 16, 2012
Monday, September 17 -10/9c Revolution (NBC)
May 24, 2012
Broadcast networks and studios continue to make tweaks to their newly picked-up series, changing and recasting some of the roles. NBC’s highest-profile new drama, J.J. Abrams-Eric Kripke’s Revolution, is reconceiving one character and phasing out another. The action drama follows a group of people struggling to survive in a world where all forms of energy have ceased to exist. The character of Rachel, mother of two of the leads, is being reworked, leading to the departure of Andrea Roth who played it in the pilot. Meanwhile, the character played in the pilot by Anna Lise Phillips, a doctor, will no longer be regular. Phillips is expected to do several episodes to wrap the character’s storyline.
Source : http://bdtv.activeboard.com/
May 14, 2012
May 8, 2012
It's the end of the world—and J.J. Abrams and Eric Kripke know it. That's why the sci-fi fantasy duo have teamed up for the new drama, Revolution. The show recently received a series pick-up from NBC, as well as an official cast photo.
What would happen if there was no electricity? Could you survive? That's the question posed to the cast of Revolution, who are forced to live without. In their post-apocalyptic world, the internet, phones, lights, and even cars cease to function. That's no way to live—or is it?
Revolution is headlined by Twilight dad Billy Burke, Breaking Bad and Once Upon a Time's Giancarlo Esposito and Ringer's Andrea Roth. Other cast members include Tracy Spiridakos (Syfy's Being Human), Graham Rogers and Anna Lise Phillips.
When looking at this photo, does anyone else get a Jericho /Terra Nova vibe with a touch of Firefly? The overall tone feels very familiar.
Revolution will be written by Kripke, produced by Abrams and directed by Jon Favreau. How fanboyish can one show get? What do you think of the Revolution cast? Will you be tuning in?
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March 27, 2012
The Cape star David Lyons will play the charismatic Marine Bass, a role which became vacant after Billy Burke, who was originally cast in the role, was just promoted to play the lead Miles. Burke’s deal for that has now closed.
March 14, 2012
Rescue Me alumna Andrea Roth and JD Pardo (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2) have been cast. Roth will play Rachel, the mother of two of the leads. Prado will play Nate, an expert archer.
Source : http://sciencefiction.com/
February 27, 2012
Giancarlo Esposito will play Capt. Neville, a hard-as-steel military man with a genteel southern manner who may not always be what he seems. Esposito continues to recur on ABC’s Once Upon A Time and will guest star in an upcoming episode of NBC’s Community.
Source : http://bdtv.activeboard.com/
February 25, 2012
Graham Rogers, Tracy Spiradakos and Anna Lise Phillips have become the first actors cast in the JJ Abrams/Eric Kripke NBC pilot Revolution, a high-octane action drama following a group of characters struggling to survive and reunite with loved ones in a world where all forms of energy have mysteriously ceased to exist. Rogers will play Danny Matheson, a capable, cunning hunter with a good heart. Spiradakos will play Charlie, a warrior. Phillips will play a doctor. Rogers also recently booked a recurring role on the Showtime pilot Ray Donovan.
Source : http://bdtv.activeboard.com/
February 4, 2012
Just when you thought television couldn't get any more J.J.-riffic—what with Alcatraz, Person of Interest and Fringe unspooling weekly—NBC is getting back into bed with the Star Trek mastermind to plot a Revolution.
Written by Supernatural creator Eric Kripke, Revolution feels a bit like the late, lamented Jericho but also Jeremiah. As described by Deadline:
Revolution is a high-octane action drama following a group of characters struggling to survive and reunite with loved ones in a world where all forms of energy have mysteriously ceased to exist.
Entertainment Weekly adds a little more detail:
In this epic adventure thriller, a family struggles to reunite in a post-apocalyptic American landscape: a world of empty cities, local militias and heroic freedom fighters, where every single piece of technology—computers, planes, cars, phones, even lights—has mysteriously blacked out ... forever.
NBC was to be back in business with Abrams—who produced the short-lived spy show Undercoversfor them a couple years back—so badly that they've agreed to pay a $2 million penalty if it doesn't go to series.
Source : http://blastr.com/