Things get trippy in Monday’s Revolution (NBC, 10/9c) when Miles, Charlie & Co. have trouble figuring out what’s real and what’s fantasy. Their hallucinations will be accompanied by the music of legendary rockers Led Zeppelin, who granted the freshman hit the rights to use two songs – “Since I’ve Been Loving You” and “Kashmir” (which is also the episode’s title) – in the special installment.
Know what else rocks? With only two new hours left before the show takes a hiatus until March 25, Billy Burke tackled some of our burning questions.
WHAT’S GOT THE GANG SEEING THINGS? | When the band of survivors finds itself in an incredibly disorienting situation, “We walk the line between what the characters know as reality and what might not be reality [and] what might be playing with their heads a little bit,” previews Burke. “It’s really cool.”
HOW DID MILES BECOME A MILITIA BADDIE? | “We’re going to start to see where it all came from and how it all happened. We actually haven’t gotten to any of those episodes, but I know they’re coming. But as this year comes to a close and we open next year with the second half of the season, from my understanding, we’re going to start to get heavy into that backstory.”
If you look in the dictionary under devilishly evil, you might well see a picture of Giancarlo Esposito. In the recent past, the Emmy-nominated actor has gone from one bad-guy role to another, starring in AMC’s “Breaking Bad,” (as the unpredictable meth dealer Gustavo Fring), ABC’s “Once Upon A Time” (as Sidney Glass of Magic Mirror fame) and of course, in his current role as Major Tom Neville in NBC’s post-apocalyptic hit, “Revolution.”
So which sort of role does he really prefer to play — the rare good guys or those wicked ones he’s known so well for?
“I love them both!” Esposito told The Clicker. “I think you are good and you are bad, and bad and good, and good and bad! It’s actually been really interesting, especially with Gustavo and now Tom. With each role, I find something that is redeemable but yet I find a new level of darkness.”
Esposito’s favorite evil man? “Breaking Bad’s” Gustavo.
Eric and J.J. talk about working with an epic rock soundtrack on Revolution.
Miles is plagued by what ifs on the next episode of Revolution, Monday at 10/9c on NBC
LED ZEPPELIN TO PARTNER WITH NBC AND WARNER BROS. TELEVISION’S ‘REVOLUTION,’ THE SEASON’S #1 NEW SERIES
Classic Tracks “Kashmir” and “Since I’ve Been Loving You” to Be Featured in Monday, November 19, Episode of ‘Revolution’ (10:01-11:00 p.m. ET/PT)
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – November 13, 2012 – To celebrate the release of their upcoming live concert film and album Celebration Day, available Monday, November 19, Led Zeppelin has granted NBC and Warner Bros. Television rights to feature two of their songs in an episode of the hit series “Revolution,” airing later that night (10:01-11:00 p.m. ET) on NBC.
The classic Led Zeppelin tracks “Kashmir” and “Since I’ve Been Loving You” will be showcased in “Revolution” on Monday, November 19. Following last night’s all-new episode, NBC debuted a special trailer, featuring “Kashmir,” for the November 19 episode. A promo for “Revolution” featuring “Kashmir” will run throughout the week on NBC, and an extended version of the trailer will be available on NBC.com/Revolution.
“Anyone who really knows me knows how obsessed I am with Led Zeppelin. So the fact that the band agreed to put two songs in my show is, very seriously, a career high-point,” said Eric Kripke, creator and executive producer of “Revolution.”
Live versions of both songs are available on Celebration Day, which chronicles Led Zeppelin’s legendary 2007 concert at London’s O2 Arena. The epic performance was a two-hour-plus tour de force of the band’s signature blues-infused rock ‘n’ roll including such landmark tracks as “Whole Lotta Love,” “Rock And Roll,” and “Stairway To Heaven.” Celebration Day will be available in multiple audio and video formats on November 19 and can be pre-ordered now at ledzeppelin.com.
“Revolution” is the epic adventure from J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions and “Supernatural’s” Eric Kripke, about a family struggling to reunite in an American landscape void of electricity: a world of empty cities, local militias and heroic freedom fighters, where every single piece of technology — computers, planes, cars, phones, even lights — has mysteriously blacked out forever. Kripke, Abrams and Bryan Burk (“Lost,” “Star Trek”) serve as executive producers, and Jon Favreau (“Iron Man” movies) serves as co-executive producer. “Revolution” is produced by Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Bad Robot Productions, Kripke Enterprises and Warner Bros. Television.
“Nobody’s Fault But Mine” airs Monday, November 26th on NBC.