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Farscape creator Rockne S. O’Bannon’s latest series, Cult, may have recently been cancelled by the CW, but that’s not going to keep him out of the game for long. In fact, he’s already set to join the star=studded producing team behind the scenes for NBC’s post-blackout drama Revolution for the show’s second season.
Just this past week NBC renewed Revolution for a second season, a move that makes sense given that it’s the highest-rated freshman series that the network has had in what seems like forever. Moving into year two, O’Bannon will play a heavy role, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He will serve as the number-two man in charge, next to series creator and showrunner Eric Kripke. J.J. Abrams’s Bad Robot produces Revolution, and Iron Man director Jon Favreau helmed the pilot episode.
After Cult failed to take off at the CW, O’Bannon is coming back to sci-fi, though he’s kept a foot in the genre by working on scripts for Syfy’s new show Defiance.
Revolution still has a handful of episodes left in its initial voyage—it has all been pushed back a week due to the tragic bombing in Boston—and overall, it’s been an up-and-down ride for viewers. However, since returning from an extended mid-season break, the show has been making strides. They killed off an annoying, unnecessary character that was more of a plot device than an actual person; the scope and scale of the world is expanding as the protagonists explore areas outside of the Monroe Republic; and in general there is much more at stake, for the individuals and the world at large.
Check out this preview for the next episode of Revolution, “Home,” which airs tonight on NBC.