JJ Abrams and Eric Kripke discussed their new show ‘Revolution’ at the TCAs this month [via Deadline].
Although some people were hesitant in NBC’s decision to take the show off the air for a while, Abrams compared the show to Lost, saying, “When we were doing Lost, that (kind of scheduling) helped us enormously. So when the idea came up for Revolution I was really relieved. I thought, and still think, that it will get us to a place where it will be the best possible way for the viewer to watch the show.”
Kripke also said that this time period will enable them to make changes to the show, saying that it allows then, “to really take a breath, look at what we’d done, really analyze it, and make adjustments. Usually, you’re in such triage from beginning to end.” He added, “We learned that we did a lot of things right, but we also saw that we could pick up the pace of the stunning revelations. Maybe the pace of the shocking surprises was a little too slow during the first half.”
Revolution has become a huge hit for NBC, but it’s more because of the concept of the show than the execution. Hopefully, the break for the writers will allow them to pick up the momentum for the second half of the first season, and really make an impact on viewers that will bring them back for Season 2.