'Revolution' Season 2: More 'Desperate, Dire, and Dangerous' Than Ever
"Revolution" is going dark.
When the NBC drama returns for its second season, it picks up right where it left off — with the power turned on, and nuclear missiles headed for Atlanta and Philadelphia. Miles (Billy Burke), Rachel (Elizabeth Mitchell), and crew were desperately trying to turn electricity off again to shut down the missiles, but did they do it?
That question is answered in the Season 2 premiere on Sept. 25. But exactly what happened remains a mystery, as the episode jumps forward six months in time.
Showrunner Eric Kripke and stars Burke, Tracy Spiridakos, and Giancarlo Esposito attended a special premiere event hosted at the United Nations, where they joined U.N. officials for a panel discussion on the issue of who has power and who doesn't.
Here are five things we learned about the Season 2 premiere at the U.N.:
1. Things get dark. Very dark.
As Kripke told Yahoo TV, "It's a more desperate, dire, and dangerous Season 2. We're back to basics — the power is gone. If anything, the world is even more destabilized than we left it."
"We're still technically at war," Burke added. "We're finding out there are larger factions at work."
Burke credited the writers for boldly taking a darker path. "We could've easily moved into more quote, unquote family fare, moving to Wednesdays at 8 o'clock. But they've gone against the grain on that."
2. Everyone's scattered to the wind.
Miles and Rachel are in Texas, while Charlie is in the Plains Nation. Esposito told us that we'll see "Tom Neville in a refugee camp searching for his wife. You see a desperate people with no water and no food and no power."
Kripke said, "When we meet our characters, they're really shattered and they're in different areas and storylines all over the continent."
But, he added, over the season, the characters will find their way back to each other, particularly since they'll be battling a new, more dangerous foe.
Get a first look of the new season:
3. Meet the new big bad: The United States.
Or at least, the people calling themselves the United States.
"They're up against a new big bad, these people we call the Patriots, who are these United States of America guys up from Cuba," Kripke explained. "But they're not the United States — they're only wearing it as a mask, which makes them all the more insidious."