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Revolution Won’t Be Dwelling On The Blackout This Season

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RevCastAs Revolution rolled through its early episodes, it was easy to feel a bit of Lost-ispired deja vu. With a huge mystery at its core — why did every electronic device stop working 15 years before? — it was easy to assume that, if it lasted longer than a season, the show would keep kicking that question further down the line, holding any definitive answers back for the final season. Instead, creator Eric Kripke promised what caused the blackout would be revealed sooner rather than later. And sure enough, we got the answer shortly after the show returned from a mid-season hiatus. In its second half, the big quest became to find a way to “turn the lights back on,” and they did precisely that in the finale. But with season 2 set to premiere tonight, Kripke says Revolution’s characters are going to have too many other problems on their hands to be worrying much about electricity this year.

SPOILERS FOR SEASON 2 BELOW!

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Revolution’s Eric Kripke Explains The Rules For The Show’s Global Blackout

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NBC’s Revolution is one of my most anticipated upcoming shows, and the reason can be pared down to two little words: Eric Kripke. Sure, some would argue that Revolution exec producer J.J. Abrams has more name recognition, but let’s face it, Abrams’ name on a show doesn’t always guarantee success these days (ahem, Alcatraz). Kripke, on the other hand, created and shepherded five damn-near-perfect seasons of the CW’s Supernatural, a show that defied the odds by continually getting better over the course of those years. So yeah, I’ll be tuning in to Revolution, and from the sound of things, Kripke’s put just as much work into crafting the characters and ongoing mythology of the show as he did for Supernatural.

Speaking at the Television Critics Association summer press tour earlier this week (as reported by TV Line), Kripke provided a few more specifics as to Revolution‘s mysterious blackout setup. “Anything that throws a spark, any circuit that carries an electrical charge [stops working] …. That’s the simple, clean rule,” said Kripke. Good news for anybody in line for the electric chair; bad news for everybody else.