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.