'Revolution' Interview: EP Eric Kripke Gives Blunt Critique of Season 1 and Teases 'Neo-Primitive Dangerous World' of Season 2
'Revolution' Interview: EP Eric Kripke Gives Blunt Critique of Season 1 and Teases 'Neo-Primitive Dangerous World' of Season 2
Carla Day
Carla Day
Contributing Writer, BuddyTV
Revolution season 1 ended with devastating consequences after Randall launched nuclear weapons from the Tower. That action causes a shift going into season 2.
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Eric Kripke sat down with reporters at San Diego Comic-Con and was quite blunt about the show's storyline problems during season 1 and how he and the writers plan to fix that going into season 2. If you lost patience for the show last season, Kripke provides hope that Revolution will be the show you always wanted going into next season.

Check out the video of the full interview with Eric Kripke. 

Note: This video includes NSFW language. Watch at your own risk.


  • "It's all about full-frontal male nudity." While that would be a big shift from season 1, I don't think he wasn't being serious. Or, was he? Hmm....
  • The show is moving from 10 pm to 8 pm, but don't expect any toned down violence. Kripke has no plans to change anything storywise due to the time slot shift. 
  • "I'm very committed to being the same dangerous show -- the same dangerous world that it always was."
  • Constants going into season 2: Monroe is still a villain. The heroes are struggling to be a family. The emotional storylines will still be there.
  • Kripke is hard on himself about what worked and didn't work in season 1. He feels he "has something to prove." He reflects on what didn't work during season 1. He thought the search for Danny would sustain the story, but it didn't. That led to a "scramble" to develop new storylines.
  • "Huh, a lot of power in a show without power. Like when the drone starts flying by, I'm like 'Who am I.'" 
  • After the nuclear attack, America is left a neo-primitive dangerous world. 
  • The guys from Cuba who were working with Randall become important. 
  • Kripke describes them as, "These patriots. Even though they say they are America. They are NOT America. They are a very dangerous and insidious invasion of people who are wearing a stars and stripes mask"
  • "America. God. Being Chosen. Can this family stay together?"
  • Season 2 will be more "provocative" than whether or not to switch the lights on or not.
Did Kripke's blunt critic of Revolution season 1 make you more or less excited to watch the show when it returns? Are you glad that it will return to a show without power? 

Revolution season 2 premieres on Wednesday, September 25 at 8 pm ET on NBC.

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