This season Revolution delivered unto NBC its highest rated first-year drama in what feels like forever. As such, the network has gone ahead and renewed the post-worldwide-blackout series for a 22-episode 2013-2014 season.
According to Deadline, Revolution is “the season’s top-rated drama on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox and top-rated new series among those networks in adults 18-49.” With a debut season like that, it’s no surprise that the show, from creator Eric Kripke and a creative team that includes J.J. Abrams and Jon Favreau, got an early stamp of approval.
Set more than a decade after all the power in the world fails—no more iPads, cell phones, or laptops—Revolution imagines a world that has reverted into a pseudo-feudal state, where militias and warlords rule the landscape. While it’s an interesting premise, one ripe with potential, it has been an inconsistent freshman season. Still, there’s always been enough to keep people coming back week after week.
The show took a four-month-long hiatus from late November 2012 into March of this year. Since its return, Revolution has taken strides to up its game. They killed off one of the main characters—in a move that really renders the action of the first half of the season null and void, but we’ll ignore that because he was annoying as crap—and upped the ante as far as action, scope, and scale go. For the most part, these moves have been improvements, and if the show continues to get better over the remainder of this season, Revolution‘s future could be very bright indeed.
What do you think about this move? Have you been keeping up with Revolution? Will you keep tuning in Monday after Monday moving forward?