"Revolution" returns to NBC March 25 after a long break.
Are executive producers worried about the four-month hiatus?
Executive producer Eric Kripke: "A lot of the shows I'm watching on cable run this model." When "Revolution" picks up again in March, the battle against the Monroe Republic kicks off in earnest. They've finally found the brother (Danny), too, so this was a natural place to take a break, he said.
"The other thing this little break has afford us is the ability to take a breath, look at what we've done. I think we've done a lot of things right, but I felt like we could pick up the pace of the stunning revelations. Maybe the pace of the shocking surprises were a little slow." He promised a second half that's bigger, better, more exciting.
Kripke says they have the season's end mapped out. He also has a rough idea for seasons 2 & 3, but they're "cocktail napkin sketches."
Giancarlo Esposito said the show -- whose premise is the lights have gone out around the world, rendering all of our electrical gadgets useless -- has inspired him to be present more with his family (he has four daughters, aged 9-16) and rely less on technology. He said he recently traveled to an "undisclosed country you're not supposed to go to" (read: Cuba) and he didn't have cell service for five days. He found it refreshing.