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Next on ‘Revolution:’ Crazy Battles, Twists, and more Good Guys vs. Bad Guys

Well, as the creators explained at the Television Critics Association press tour, the second half of Revolution will indeed focus on, well, the revolution aspect of the show. And with that, says star Tracy Spiridakos, comes not only a faster-paced show but “a little bit of a crazy battle.” “There’s going to be good guys versus bad guys…and some twists and turns will happen pretty quickly,” she says. As far as what awaits Charlie in the second half, Spiridakos says we’ll continue to see her grow into “quite the warrior” but the actress wonders of the stresses of her current situation may start to sully her good girl image. “I’m interested to see whether she’s going to be able to hold on to her humanity or not in the process of it all.”

Source: EW.com

Is NBC’s ‘Revolution’ a worthy successor to ‘Lost’?

NBC’s upcoming fall debut “Revolution” has more than a few things in common with “Lost.” Like the now-ended ABC cult favorite, “Revolution” is executive produced by J.J. Abrams. It also co-stars “Lost” alumna Elizabeth Mitchell (who will be taking over a role played by Andrea Roth in the pilot — in fact, she starts pilot re-shoots on Wednesday (July 25)). And, well, it’s a genre show involving a plucky band of survivors on a quest.

So when Zap2it sat down with “Revolution” creator Eric Kripke at the Television Critics Association summer press tour, question No. 1 was obviously, “Is this the show that ‘Lost’ fans have been waiting for? (Because “Alcatraz” — the last best hope — wasn’t.)

Kripke’s response: “I hope so.”

And what right-minded showrunner wouldn’t want a rabid fan base?

“J.J. and those guys arguably created the gold standard in ensemble genre series and you know it’s very useful to sit with them in the development of the project and series and really hear the insider view of what worked with ‘Lost,’” Kripke tells Zap2it. “But at the end of the day, though, it’s something that seems self-evident — so many genre shows aren’t successful because they don’t put the character first. It seems simple, but many genre shows don’t do it.”

Read more at Zap2It.com

‘Revolution’ + TCAs = Enough to Talk About Until The Premiere

The cast and crew attended the annual Television Critics Association on July 24, 2012 to give the inside scoop on this year’s most anticipated new series, ‘Revolution.’   Sources have posted their articles referencing the event and here’s what exciting news came from it:

 TVLine reports: Of course, the big question at the core of Revolution is why the world goes dark in its iteration of the year 2012. Luckily for Kripke, the cause he conjured up wound up holding water.

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Cast & crew at Television Critics Association – July 24, 2012

“I had an answer that explains all the different facets – why the power went off, and why certain people are able to turn it back on — but of course that was coming from just a writer’s imagination,” Kripke told TVLine after the TCA session. “So we brought in a physicist and asked him very specific questions – if this technology were possible, and if this happened and this happened, would such a thing be possible? And he said that it would, that it actually explains it and make sense.”

TVGuide reports: “I’m not a fan of endless mystery in storytelling,” Kripke said. “I like solid, aggressive red-blooded storytelling. I like to know where the mythology is going. I like to get there in an exciting fast-paced way… and pay off mystery and reward the audiences’ loyalty. You can answer questions and ask new ones.”

HuffingtonPost reports: Favreau agreed that audiences still have a tremendous appetite for serialized storytelling, thanks in large part to the example set by cable. “There’s always gonna be dumb stuff out there [on TV] but the audience is becoming increasingly sophisticated. But, saying that — while there’s an underlying mystery, we still want to make it about the emotion and the characters … so that people can miss a few weeks and jump in and still understand who the characters are.”

IGN reports: Kripke said that he and the Revolution writers did their research for the series and brought a physicist into the offices, giving him the secret about what caused the power to stop on the series. Kripke recalled, “His face just lit up. He said, ‘That is absolutely possible! I hadn’t even considered it but that’s amazing.’ We came up with something that is quite plausible.”

HollywoodReporter reports: “I think we’re talking about a broader canvas than that,” Kripke said, referencing to the pre-Revolutionary War elements in the story. “What we’re really talking about is a very patriotic show that is in many ways about people fighting for freedom.”

You can read more from the various sources: TVLine.com | TVGuide.com | HuffingtonPost.com | IGN.com | HollywoodReporter.com