Jon Favreau Dishes On The Future Of Revolution

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NBC’s post-apocalyptic road drama Revolution has been steadily growing on me. Though it began with a cool concept—what would the world look like 15 years after all the power goes out?—the series took a few episodes to find its footing. Audiences are gradually getting more background on both the characters and the broader world. It is a big concept, and using the characters to ground everything will make the world feel all the more real.

Entertainment Weekly
caught up with executive producer Jon Favreau (Iron Man), who had this to say about the direction of Revolution:

The viewer will get a sense of the science behind what’s happening, the political circumstances, why the world went dark as well as getting to know more about the family at the center of it…As you learn what’s happening around the country and the world, there’s a lot of fun to be had.

You probably expect any show coming from creative minds like Eric Kripke (Supernatural) and J.J. Abrams (Lost) to pose a lot of questions and take its sweet damn time getting around to answering them. Which is certainly the case with Revolution. Though you may not expect immediate gratification, it is nice to see the wheels turning on that front.

Revolution follows Charlie Matheson (Tracy Spiridakos) and her estranged uncle, Miles (Billy Burke), as they travel the electricity-free countryside. On the surface their journey is to rescue Charlie’s brother Danny (Graham Rogers), who has been kidnapped by a violent militia. But along the way they encounter underground rebels, people who may be able to turn the lights back on, and all manner of other side adventures.

Favreau directed the pilot episode, and while he’s busy with other endeavors that may prevent him from helming another, he remains optimistic. He says, “Hopefully I will be able to go to North Carolina and be involved in one of the shoots.”

Revolution airs Monday nights on NBC.


  1. Nick says:

    I was really happy with this week’s episode of Revolution! I liked the idea of a main character dying early on in the series, and I really liked how it could’ve been anybody. Most of my coworkers at DISH gave up on it after the first or second episode, but I decided to stick around for a little bit. I was watching Castle Monday night, so I decided to watch this last night since it was recorded with my Hopper’s PrimeTime Anytime feature. I can’t wait to see what will happen next week, especially in terms of Rachel and her son. This can be such a great show if it keeps what it did for this episode going!

    • Ric says:

      You realize the first episode had the most important character (they guy who knows what’s going on) die?
      You also realize they just told us that there are ZERO boats left that can sail across the atlantic ocean (they were destroyed for their wood). Funny thing is, 16 year old girls attempt to sail around the WORLD solo these days (in boats that aren’t made out of wood even).
      Brilliant/compelling tv right there.

  2. Mark Plows says:

    Except that the whole premise is stupid. Electricity still works. How do I know this within the bounds of the show? There are people, and we run on electricity. Also in the show the other night there was a storm with lightning. If there can be lightning in the atmosphere then a Van De Graaff will work as well since it is all static electricity. The whole idea that people could do something to affect one of the four fundamental forces of the universe is absurd, and then to make it worse they have little USB drives that can turn it on and off over a large enough area to be able to send signals from one area to another is even more ridiculous.