Category : Interviews

TVLine interview with Rockne S. Bannon on what’s next for ‘Revolution’

TVLINE | Talk to me about the thinking in the writers’ room behind the nanobot twist.

The nanobot twist is something that really launches us into how we’re viewing the latter half of the season, which is kind of its own standalone event. People should be prepared for the last part of the season to really crank up all the show’s mythology on all sorts of levels. [There are] very big plot moves relative to the nano, but also in terms of the Patriots and what their game is and all the lengths that we have to go to to stop that. Character relationships — all that stuff is going to be wildly dialed up. The nano is one of the most exotic ideas about this world. [Aaron is] the perfect front man to lead us into that world. Where the nano takes him upcoming is fascinating and extremely emotional. We’re really going to be putting Aaron through the ringer in that regard.

TVLINE | When the little boy says, “You woke us up,” referring to when Aaron turned on the power, does that mean that technology was awake in the world, not just in Aaron?

Yeah. The nano is everywhere. There’s trillions of them. They not only infuse the atmosphere, but our bodies, as well. But it was Aaron’s actions at the tower that initially signaled him to be special. And then there’s other things that we’ll discover. There are other reasons why Aaron has been singled out by the nano.

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JD Pardo Speaks About Father/Son Relationship & Working w/ Giancarlo (Comic Con – Video Interview)

Comic Con Press 5 300x153 JD Pardo Speaks About Father/Son Relationship & Working w/ Giancarlo (Comic Con   Video Interview)“The story this season has really separated everybody. You get to explore their individual lives. It was so tied to Monroe and now that situation is done.”  This seems to be what most of the cast see their characters going and we are hopeful for more character build up and different story arcs as they are separated.

However, will Jason and Tom (Neville) ever be separated or are they in it together for the long run?  JD Pardo explained that family is family: “We’re always on the same side because we’re father and son. I also think they’re tied together through the family bond, blood-wise, but it’s more about acceptance. I think there was so much disappointment for Jason in the first season and he wants to do the right thing.”

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The season for Jason starts with him and Tom heading to Philadelphia looking for his mother.  Pardo added, “leave it at that,” letting us know he could’t say anymore on what was going to happen in the beginning of the second season.

We all know what a brilliant actor Giancarlo Esposito is and when Pardo was asked about working with Esposito, he simple said, “I love him.”
He also added, “He is just so committed to his work. That’s why I got into this. I discovered acting because I love the elements of it.  That’s joy…and integrity…he’s a man of integrity.”

Don’t miss the all new season of Revolution beginning at it’s new day and time, September 25th at 8pm on NBC.

Giancarlo Esposito Talks ‘Revolution’ Season 2, Breaking Bad & Once Upon a Time (Comic Con – Video Interview)

Comic Con Press 4 300x153 Giancarlo Esposito Talks Revolution Season 2, Breaking Bad & Once Upon a Time (Comic Con   Video Interview)Best known for his role as Gus Fring in ‘Breaking Bad,’ the actor who plays Tom Neville (Giancarlo Esposito) truly cares about the roles and characters he plays.  With much dedication to Tom Neville, he went straight into discussing his character.  ”I love that the character is complete. Has aspiration, ability, intelligence, and somewhere in there I believe he has a heart. It’s gotten kind of muddy and covered up. I believe part of him wants the best of people and the other wants control. I have the most fantastic character to bring to live for our audience. and I’m in gratitude for that and I don’t think that anyone is completely black and white. I like the fact in one moment Tom could be completely mean and villainous and sh***y and in another moment he could be a guy who understands what your plight in your story might be, but he still has to kill you.”

Season 2 will return with a more grungier look.  A more honest and “real” post-apocalyptic feel.  Esposito explains that “there are no sides anymore, there’s just survival. It’s a world that is completely fresh and new for our viewers and fans.” “People who have hated each other are going to have to start trusting each other,”

Now, is Tom really ready for that kind of change after being a Captain for a good portion of the first season?  ”I kind of hate being dirty all the time, I want my uniform back.”  Looks like Neville is going to have to adjust.

Watch the full interview below as Giancarlo also discusses his time on ‘Breaking Bad’ and shooting ‘Once Upon a Time’ next week:

Now, Giancarlo was not the first to let us know that a heroic character will die in the first episode, but that seemed to be the common theme of “shocking” news for the premiere in September.

Don’t miss the all new season of Revolution beginning at it’s new day and time, September 25th at 8pm on NBC.

Billy Burke Discusses Season 2 and Things He’d Do to Monroe (Comic Con 2013 – Video Interview)

Comic Con Press 8 300x153 Billy Burke Discusses Season 2 and Things Hed Do to Monroe (Comic Con 2013   Video Interview)What happened in the tower, did happen, wasn’t a dream sequence.

Billy Burke is just a cool guy on and off screen and he was at Comic Con to tell us about the new season of Revolution.  When asked about Season 2, he told us “the characters are split up in different bunches and groups all over the place.”  He even joked by saying, “Miles and Monroe don’t have a chance to sleep together anymore.”  When asked about what would happen if Miles finds Monroe, we got “It’s a different kind of love. It goes beyond what people are giggling about. If you have a brother, it’s an unconditional love. So, what would I love to see happen…SEX…I don’t know.”

In other news, particularly love, “Miles finds himself hanging around trying to avoid the love and his feelings of one of the other characters in particular.”  Now who could that be? When asked if the last name was the same as his character, he murmured, “Could be.”  That narrows it down just one lucky lady.

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Now, you are probably wondering how Miles would be affected by Nora’s sudden death in the finale, but Burke says that Miles doesn’t talk about it in the first two episodes (not knowing what’s to come as that is all they’ve read).  Now will it ever be a topic of discussion in the second season?  Possible, but “he doesn’t want to be a victim. It’s not that he’s denying himself of it, it’s just unnecessary for his character.”

Don’t miss the all new season of Revolution beginning at it’s new day and time, September 25th at 8pm on NBC.

Tracy Spiridakos Explains Charlie’s New Outlook & Season 2 Changes (Comic Con – Video Interview)

Comic Con Press 6 300x153 Tracy Spiridakos Explains Charlies New Outlook & Season 2 Changes (Comic Con   Video Interview)Tracy Spiridakos is a pleasure to see on the television screen, but even better to see in person. She just has that energy that makes you smile. Spiridakos answered some questions for us, but started by letting us know the new season starts off 3 months after the finale events of the first season.

She tells us, “there are a lot of hurt feelings and damage done between her and mother” hence her reason for sitting and going solo.

She goes on about her character and says, “in the beginning she was more about family and doing the right thing…so much happened so she doesn’t know where her morals lie. What decisions are right or wrong, so she emotionally shut down.” Will we see a tougher and stronger Charlie now that we did in the first season?

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A last tidbit of information Tracy could give us was that the new season will have a “different feel and a different kick to it.” Are you ready?

Don’t miss the all new season of Revolution beginning at it’s new day and time, September 25th at 8pm on NBC.

David Lyons Tells Us About Journey for his Son & A New Tone for Season 2 (Comic Con – Video Interview)

Comic Con Press 7 300x153 David Lyons Tells Us About Journey for his Son & A New Tone for Season 2 (Comic Con   Video Interview)David Lyons plays General Monroe on the hit show ‘Revolution‘ and he starts out by telling us that Season 2 starts big. Not a bad way to start an interview.

We know that Monroe’s main focus right now is to search for his son which we found out he had close to the end of the first season. David told us that he hopes to find his son this season, but he couldn’t give us too much information as they have only filmed the first episode and read up to the second episode.

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“The tone of the show has changed. Feels more like a 10 o’clock show than it ever has.” He said, “it’s a lot more darker” and the “look of the characters” have changed.” The show is bringing humanity back to basics; getting “more into true post apocalyptic.

“The people in the tower will have changed from their experience in the tower…Monroe not being one of the them.” What changes? Who is affected? How will this impact the rest of the show?

If David had it his way we would want a Myles and Monroe confrontation sooner than you think (his speculation) and see their relationship will evolve, but will it involve death or saving?

Don’t miss the all new season of Revolution beginning at it’s new day and time, September 25th at 8pm on NBC.

Billy Burke Talks About ‘Revolution’ Finale Episode

“Revolution” Season 1 comes to a close tonight and star Billy Burke says the episode, “The Dark Tower,” builds to a stunning climax.

Revolution 1x20 The Dark Tower 001 200x300 Billy Burke Talks About Revolution Finale Episode“Everything we’ve been fighting for comes into question,” Burke revealed during a conference call to promote the finale. “It all culminates in the event that’s about to take place in the tower. We all find out what we were fighting for all along may not be — physically or spiritually — what we thought we were fighting for.”

Burke calls the episode “a great way to not only cap off this season but bring us into the next.” But don’t expect him to give any hints about what might happen in Season 2. He says he’s completely in the dark: “I have not seen one line or one script from next season,” Burke says. “So I don’t have a clue what we’re going into.”

As for what else to expect from the finale, Burke promises more information about Randall will be revealed: “I can’t go into detail about it, but you’ll find out Randall’s M.O. in this last episode.” And both Randall and Tom Neville will continue to pursue their interests: “[Randall and Neville] individually have their own agendas and we will see those come to a head in the finale, but it doesn’t necessarily mean they’re [working] in tandem.”

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