Revolution (TV series)
|Created by||Eric Kripke|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||29 (List of episodes)|
|Running time||43 minutes|
|Distributor||Warner Bros. Television Distribution|
|Original run||September 17, 2012– present|
Revolution is an American post-apocalyptic science fiction television drama series that takes place 15 years after the start of a worldwide blackout. It was created by Eric Kripke and produced by J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot Productions for the NBC network. It debuted on September 17, 2012, and originally aired on Mondays at 10:00pm (ET). The network placed a series order in May 2012. Film director Jon Favreau directed the pilot episode. In October 2012, NBC picked it up for a full season of 22 episodes, which was later reduced to 20 episodes.
Season 1 of the show was filmed in and around Wilmington, North Carolina. Many of the scenes were shot in historic downtown Wilmington and on the campus of the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Season 2 of Revolution is being filmed in Austin, Texas.
On April 26, 2013, the series was renewed by NBC for a second season of 22 episodes, to air in a new time slot, Wednesdays at 8PM. The second season premiered on September 25, 2013.
- 1 Cast
- 2 Season 1
- 3 Season 2
- 4 Nations and factions
- 5 Nations other than the United States
- 6 Production
- 7 Series overview
- 8 Broadcast
- 9 Advance screenings
- 10 Critical reception
- 11 See also
- 12 References
- 13 External links
- Billy Burke as Miles Matheson, a former U.S. Marine Corps sergeant-turned-tavern owner, pursued by the Monroe Republic Militia. As Ben Matheson's brother, he is later revealed to be one of the founding fathers of the Monroe Republic, having established it with Sebastian Monroe after the collapse of the United States. He is also the former commanding general of its militia, and is responsible for making them as brutally efficient as they are now. However, he later became disillusioned with the Republic, unsuccessfully attempted to assassinate Monroe; and deserted, becoming dependent on alcohol over guilt of the Republic's atrocities against civilians. The militia now considers Miles a traitor, and seeks to capture him as well as the rest of the Matheson family. Miles is shown expressing regret for his role with the militia, although not without conflicted feelings about his former best friend, Sebastian Monroe, who offered him his old job back after liberating Rachel. After rescuing Danny, Miles resolves to defeat Monroe once and for all when he realizes that the various pendants Rachel and Ben invented can grant Monroe massive firepower (including nuclear capability) against countless people who are reduced to fighting with swords and bows and arrows after the blackout.
- Tracy Spiridakos as Charlotte "Charlie" Matheson (Ben Matheson's daughter and Miles's niece). Miles described her initially as unusual, insisting that it's not meant as an insult. Charlie has strong remorse for the things around her in the new world and is very caring, but is increasingly at odds with trying to find a balance between concern and self-preservation in the post-blackout society, often choosing to emulate her Uncle Miles more than her own family. After Rachel left, she took responsibility for looking after her brother, Danny, whom she actively pursued in the first half of the season. After her brother's death, she is determined to assist Miles in stopping Bass Monroe, while attempting to reconcile with her estranged mother.
- Elizabeth Mitchell as Rachel (née Porter) Matheson, Ben's wife and Charlie and Danny's mother, who is initially believed to have died following the blackout, but later revealed to be alive and working under duress for Monroe. She has told Monroe about the existence of the pendants and provided other information to the militia concerning them and a need for amplification in order to enable vehicular use. Later, it is revealed that Rachel had been equally involved in the blackout as she and her husband know the exact science behind why it has happened. After learning that activated pendants can be tracked by Flynn, she seeks instead to destroy them as they are found instead of using them to counter Monroe.
- Zak Orth as Aaron Pittman, an MIT graduate, former Google executive, and friend of Ben Matheson. Aaron was a teacher in the community, educating children about pre-blackout life. He abandoned his wife after feeling unable to protect her from looters and thieves, leaving her with a group they were traveling with. Aaron has a great deal of suppressed guilt and remorse over abandoning his wife. Just before Ben's death, Aaron was secretly entrusted with a pendant (flash drive) onto which Ben downloaded files from his computer just before the blackout. Aaron and Maggie decided to keep the pendant's existence a secret from the rest of the group, fearing Miles' reaction and complicating the pursuit of Danny's captors. The others later discover the pendant's existence, and it is eventually stolen by Nora's sister (a double agent) and handed over to Sebastian Monroe. Once reunited with Rachel, Aaron is concentrating on the study of her notes and any information concerning the blackout. Rachel suspects that Ben deliberately cultivated a relationship with Aaron because unknown to Aaron, some of his early work in programming at MIT may have been used in the development of the nanites.
- Giancarlo Esposito as Major Tom Neville, a former insurance adjuster who joined the Monroe Republic militia after the blackout. As a Captain, Neville is the first antagonist in the story - his troops are responsible for both Ben Matheson's death and Danny's capture. He is very calculated and committed to the militia, seeking primarily to survive and to keep his own family safe. Originally a mild-mannered and compassionate family man, the blackout forced him to become more ruthless; he is frequently encouraged to be even more ruthless by his politically ambitious wife who wishes for him to replace Sebastian Monroe as president. Afterward, he is promoted to major. Following the capture of Danny Matheson, Neville loses favor with Monroe when his son defects and he is subsequently captured by the rebels (he later escapes). This prevents him from completing a critical mission for Monroe. Realizing that Monroe will kill him for his failure, Neville and his wife defect to the Georgia Republic, where he is rewarded for the intelligence he provides with a commission as a major in the Georgian militia. He now works with Miles Matheson, who is leading the rebel forces fighting Monroe and is allied with Georgia. In the season one finale, he leads a coup against Monroe.
- J.D. Pardo as Jason Neville (originally seen under the alias, "Nate Walker"), a former lieutenant of the Monroe Militia, tasked with tracking down Miles. He is the son of Tom Neville. Initially loyal to the Militia, he develops feelings for Charlie, which results in him choosing to protect her on several occasions. When the militia start hunting down the rebels with their helicopters, he defects because he views the massacres as inhumane. He joins the rebellion to fight alongside Charlie, with a reluctant Miles refusing to trust his motivations until he agrees to help interrogate his own father. He has an extremely difficult relationship with his father, Tom.
- David Lyons as President/General Sebastian "Bass" Monroe, a former U.S. Marine Corps sergeant who co-founded the Monroe Republic. He was the president (de facto dictator) of the republic, as well as the commanding general of the militia. Monroe and Miles had been best friends prior to the blackout, while they grew up and served together in the military. Seeking at first to defend innocent people and restore order to society after the collapse, they used their combined military experience to organize a standing militia. Monroe knew the Matheson family well before the blackout. After Miles defected, he kept Rachel in seclusion for many years, letting the world believe she was dead. She was key in turning electrical power back on. After Rachel's escape, Bass cooperated with Randall Flynn, who has a limited but ample supply of pendants and amplifiers, allowing vehicles and weaponry to work under Monroe Republic control. He loses power in a coup and some of his men try to kill him. He is later caught and seemingly killed by a union of the Texas rangers and the U.S.
- Stephen Collins as Dr. Gene Porter, one of the civic leaders of the town of Willoughby, the town doctor and the father of Rachel Matheson.
- Daniella Alonso as Nora Clayton, a woman who has a history with Miles. She has connections to the rebels, who fight against the Monroe Republic to restore the United States of America as part of an organized rebellion. Her primary expertise is in explosives, and Nora's connections to the rebellion help at various points throughout the story. Upon learning that her sister was alive and wanted to return to Texas to seek out their family, Nora was going to leave Miles, Charlie, and Aaron to assault Bass. After her sister betrayed the Matheson family to the militia, however, Nora returns, rescuing them and leaving her sister to travel alone. While trying to help the group at a critical moment, she was killed in the season one finale, from massive blood loss after being shot.
- Tim Guinee as Ben Matheson, Charlie and Danny's father. Along with Rachel he initially developed the nano-robot technology that caused the blackout, which was researched and developed by the other scientists including Grace, John and others. Initially meant as a method of cheap green energy, the project's failure had the unintended outcome of suppressing all electronic activity within a given radius. After the DOD deployed the nano-robots at an area of conflict, Ben was able to warn his family in Chicago and his brother Miles moments before the blackout occurred as the nano-bots spread out of control. Fifteen years later, he was murdered in the first episode by the Monroe Militia, and shortly before his death he sent his daughter to find his brother Miles in Chicago in order to help her find and rescue Danny. Ben's past involvement in the story is revealed throughout the first season.
- Graham Rogers as Danny Matheson, Charlie's brother who gets captured by the militia. Danny is asthmatic and before being kidnapped, was constantly watched over by his sister. Similar to Charlie, Danny feels sympathetic for various people, and in a moment when Capt. Neville was vulnerable, chose to help free him and get recaptured rather than escape and let the Captain die from collapsing rubble. Danny is killed from random fire after shooting down a helicopter. Post-mortem, Rachel pulled a device out of Danny, which has a faint blinking light that is still working, years after the blackout. It is later learned that the nanites helped power the device to keep Danny alive.
- Anna Lise Phillips as Maggie Foster, a British medical doctor who became stranded and separated from her children following the blackout. She became Ben Matheson's girlfriend following his wife's supposed death. Maggie's relationship with Charlie is often strained, since she is her de facto stepmother, but Maggie cares for Ben's children as her own. She came to the midwest and met Ben after failing to find a boat to cross the Atlantic to return to her own family in the United Kingdom. She is killed by a bandit during the pursuit for Danny.
- Colm Feore as Randall Flynn, the Assistant Secretary of Defense who was working with Ben Matheson and his team to fund and support their project to weaponize Ben's research for military purposes in response to the death of his own son in Afghanistan. After the blackout, he seeks to "collect" the remaining scientists on the project (by force or by will) who worked with him in the Department of Defense in the continued production of pendants and amplifiers to further his own plans. Flynn has chosen to cooperate with the Monroe Republic after he became convinced that Monroe didn't have "his own head up his ass" and provides enough information to re-enable the vehicles and weaponry that Monroe collected over the years. He committed suicide in the season 1 finale. It was later revealed that Randall has been working for a group called "The Patriots".
- Maria Howell as Grace Beaumont, a woman who hides Danny from the Monroe Militia and also has a pendant matching the one Ben Matheson gave Aaron. It is revealed that as one of the scientists who worked at the Department of Defense, she is in contact via a computer with an unknown party until Randall Flynn abducted her. When Aaron and Maggie discover the house she lived in, the pendant she possessed was missing and her computer destroyed. Randall keeps her in captivity with other scientists fixing equipment in a secret location to further his pursuits.
- Malik Yoba as Jim Hudson, an ex-Monroe Militia captain who helped Miles with his initial assassination attempt on Bass and defected after their failure. He went into hiding as a town librarian after marrying a local woman. Miles and Nora seek his help after Miles agrees to aid the Rebellion, but Jim refuses because Miles had abandoned him. After fending off a kill squad sent by Monroe to capture him, Jim ends up joining Miles after his wife witnesses him kill an attacker and learns about his past as a soldier. However in the 18th episode he is revealed to be a traitor. He is killed by Jason.
- Leland Orser as John Sanborn, a scientist who worked with Ben and Rachel in developing the blackout technology. After Rachel and Miles sought him out for assistance, John captured them and turned them over to Randall for interrogation. Miles and Rachel escaped from capture, with John following Randall to Philadelphia to aid the Republic. He is killed by Jim in the 18th episode.
- Kim Raver as Julia Neville, Captain Tom Neville's wife and Jason's mother. While supportive of her husband's military efforts seeking to encourage his rise to power, she is also protective of Jason, and after learning of his defection from the militia, confronts Neville and agrees to leave her life of luxury and social elevation to be free of the Republic.
- Mark Pellegrino as Jeremy Baker, a militia captain and former friend of Miles Matheson due to Miles rescuing him from murderous looters six months into the blackout. He is later executed when Monroe believes him to be behind an assassination attempt.
- David Meunier as Will Strausser, a Sergeant in the Monroe Militia who admits his sociopathy, adding that his militia work is a good fit. He was the only Sergeant who scared Miles when he was in the Militia. He offers Nora's sister safe passage to Texas if she gives away the positions of her sister's accomplices. After returning to Rachel, Strausser is killed by her after he threatens to kill her children in order to motivate her to complete an amplifier.
- Maureen Sebastian as Priscilla Pittman, Aaron's ex-wife. Aaron left her in a group after the blackout because he didn't believe he had the capability to protect her. While traveling to the tower, Aaron finds her being held hostage by a bounty hunter and finally saves her by using brute force. After the rescue, she tells him that everyone in the group he left her with died and she was left alone. She fled the Monroe Republic after killing a member of the militia who attempted to hurt her 11-year-old daughter. The rest of her family had already made it to Texas and were waiting for her. She told Aaron that she loved him and always will, kissed him and told him to stop worrying about her. She then left to join her family in Texas.
- Leslie Hope as President Kelly Foster, the president of the Georgia Federation. She is assumed to be dead from a nuclear explosion set by Randall Flynn.
- Nicole Ari Parker as Secretary Justine Allenford, a now renegade member of the Patriots.
- Jessie Collins as Cynthia, Aaron's girlfriend.
- Steven Culp as Edward Truman, a member of the Patriots.
- Matt Ross as Titus Andover, the leader of a war clan, attacking the town of Willoughby.
- Željko Ivanek as Dr. Calvin Horn, a member of the Patriots.
The series takes place in a post-apocalyptic future. All electricity on Earth has been disabled within a single night, ranging from computers and electronics to car and jet engines. Trains and cars stopped where they were, ships went dead in the water and fly-by-wire aircraft fell from the sky and crashed.
People were forced to adapt to a world without electricity over the next fifteen years. Due to the collapse of government and public order, many areas are now ruled by warlords and militias.
It starts with the surviving Matheson family: Ben, Charlie, and Danny, now living near what used to be Chicago, who possessed a pendant-shaped device (a USB flash drive contained in a pendant) that is the key to not only finding out what happened fifteen years ago, but also a possible way to reverse its effects. However, Sebastian Monroe, the General of the Monroe Militia and self-appointed President of the Monroe Republic, an area of the former United States east of the Mississippi River northward of Kentucky and the Carolinas, now possesses that power for himself seeking conquest of the entire former United States of America. The remaining Matheson family, joined initially by Miles Matheson, Aaron Pittman, and Nora Clayton now strive to counter the Monroe Militia. Monroe's new benefactor, Randall Flynn, a former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense who 15 years earlier ordered the deployment of the weaponized technology that caused the blackout, now seeks to fortify Monroe in his efforts after Rachel escaped from his custody.
We lived in an electric world. We relied on it for everything. And then the power went out. Everything stopped working. We weren't prepared. Fear and confusion led to panic. The lucky ones made it out of the cities. The government collapsed. Militias took over, controlling the food supply and stockpiling weapons. We still don't know why the power went out. But we're hopeful someone will come and light the way.
In Season 1 Episode 5, "Soul Train", a map of North America is shown. The map showed the former continental United States, Canada, and Mexico divided into six parts: the Monroe Republic in the northeast, Maritime Provinces and Great Lakes region; the Georgia Federation in the southeast; the Plains Nation in the northern Midwest and Rocky Mountain states; Texas which controls portions of Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana; the California Commonwealth which has the Pacific Coast from Baja California to British Columbia; and the Wasteland in the vicinity of Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, and Mexico.
The same episode also indicates that the Georgia Federation and Plains Nation have allied against the Monroe Republic. Border skirmishing in southwest Illinois, near St. Louis, is mentioned.
According to the wife of Captain Thomas Neville (Julia) in a letter to her husband, the Monroe Republic capital of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is relatively safe; however, life outside west of Pittsburgh is subject to rebel attacks and other dangers such as bandits.
In April 2013, the series was renewed for a second season of 22 episodes. According to NBC, the new season will air on Wednesdays at 8:00pm (ET) as opposed to the previous time slot of Monday at 10:00pm (ET). The season premiere aired on September 25, 2013.
Nicole Ari Parker was cast in a recurring role as Secretary Justine Allenford. Patrick Heusinger and Jessie Collins were also signed. Supernatural alumnus Jim Beaver was cast as John Franklin Fry, "a hard-ass, whip smart Texas Ranger who allies with Miles."
The second season takes place six months after the events of the season finale.
Nations and factions
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At the start of the series, North America has been split into at least five nations.
The Monroe Republic
Led by president and commanding general Sebastian Monroe, the Monroe Republic appears to be a military dictatorship covering what used to be the northeastern section of the United States, parts of Quebec and all of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. The capital of the Monroe Republic was Philadelphia, with Independence Hall serving as the capitol building. The city is destroyed by a nuclear missile in season two. The western border is the Mississippi River from Lake Superior to the Ohio River. The southern border appears to be the Ohio river, continuing to the western border of West Virginia, running south to the southern border of Virginia, then diagonally (possibly following the Roanoke River) to Albemarle Sound in North Carolina. The eastern border is the Atlantic Ocean from Albemarle Sound to Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The northern border appears to coincide with the northern border of the former United States from Duluth through the Great Lakes to the St. Lawrence River, then follows the river to the Atlantic.
The Rebels are a faction fighting against the Monroe Militia. They profess to be fighting to restore the United States of America. They began working with the Georgia Federation, which supplies the rebels with more weapons and troops. Given the destruction of both Philadelphia and Atlanta, and Monroe's absence, the state of the rebels is unknown.
The Georgia Federation
The Georgia Federation ("Georgia") was a prosperous nation led by President Kelly Foster, covering the former southeastern United States. The capital of the Georgia Federation was Atlanta. Georgia had a tense relationship with the Monroe Republic that devolved into war. The northern border appears to be the Ohio river, continuing to the western border of West Virginia, running south to the southern border of Virginia, then diagonally (possibly following the Roanoke River) to Albemarle Sound in North Carolina. The eastern and southern borders are the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico shore, from Albemarle Sound to part way through Louisiana. The western border is the Mississippi River from the Ohio River south to approximately Baton Rouge, then due south to the Gulf of Mexico. The atomic bombing of Atlanta by Randall Flynn sparked a massive refugee crisis, with at least one camp being set up in Savannah, Georgia.
Texas has had tension with the Monroe Republic for at least part of the time after the blackout, but, assuming they would lose, the Monroe Republic did not want to go to war with them. The eastern border of Texas is the Mississippi River from the Arkansas River south to approximately the Atchafalaya River, then due south to the Gulf of Mexico. The extent south is unclear from the maps shown in the show (it extends further south than the map does), but it extends well into former Mexico. The western border coincides with the western border of the U.S. state of Texas north of the Rio Grande, but extends diagonally west from about midway between El Paso/Juárez and Big Bend to the Gulf of California. Rangers have become a sort of military police force in the country. In season two, a war clan from the Plains Nation enters Texan territory.
The Plains Nation is dominated by several individual tribes who dictate their own laws. The people in the Plains Nation live in tribes, similar to those of the Native Americans. Eventually, all of the main characters travel into the Plains Nation to get to a DOD facility in Colorado Springs known as "The Tower".
Little is known about the California Commonwealth, other than the head-of-state is known as Governor Affleck. Monroe was set to send Jason Neville with an Emissary to California before Major Neville talked him out of sending his son. It is unknown if the emissary was sent or what relationship the Monroe Republic has with California. California takes up all of the land of the states of Baja California Sur, Baja California, California, Oregon, and Washington, as well as parts of Nevada and Idaho. The northern border is unclear as it extends past the edge of the map, but it appears to extend into British Columbia.
The Patriots are a mysterious group who claim to be the former members of the United States government. In the season one finale, it is revealed that Randall Flynn has been working for the Patriots, a group that supposedly includes the last President of the United States and the remnants of the last U.S. government, who have been sheltering at the U.S. Naval Station at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. In season two, they are reclaiming U.S. soil after an absence of seventeen years, and are hiring bounty hunters who are gathering warlords. Whether they represent a true continuation of the U.S. government has been questioned by Major Neville. Their official documents are marked with a symbol resembling the Eye of Providence.
Nations other than the United States
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England / United Kingdom
England is still intact, though to what capacity and strength it is unknown. President Foster of the Georgia Federation stated that her nation received aid from England.
The province of British Columbia has been largely overrun by the California Commonwealth, and the Plains Nation has occupied southern Manitoba. The Monroe Republic has annexed Quebec south of the Saint Lawrence River and completely taken over New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Nova Scotia. The major water systems of the Great Lakes have helped protect the Province of Ontario from invasion. Alberta, Saskatchewan, and by inference, Newfoundland and northern Canada, appear to remain intact because of their geographic isolation from any major American population centres. There is no indication given as to whether Canada still has a federal government or has broken up into smaller sovereign entities.
Mexico and other countries
The California Commonwealth's territory is seen to extend into Mexico's Baja California and Texas has expanded into at least part of northeastern Mexico. The fate of the rest of Mexico and other world nations is not specifically mentioned.
Executive producer J.J. Abrams told the Los Angeles Times' Hero Complex blog that series creator Eric Kripke "came to us with an idea that was undeniably good. It was such a great premise for a series that it was just that feeling of the misery that you’d feel if you had a chance to be part of that and didn’t take advantage of it. I’m really looking forward to that show. He’s so obviously the real deal, and we’re just really lucky and honored that he wanted to collaborate with us on it."
The series - described by its creators as a "romantic swashbuckling sci-fi adventure" - debuted in the United States on September 17, 2012. In October 2012, NBC announced it would pick up the series for an additional nine episodes after achieving an average of 9.8 million viewers for the first three episodes. After November 26, 2012, Revolution went on hiatus for a holiday break and to catch up on post-production. Following this, the show resumed broadcast on March 25, 2013 for the remaining episodes of season 1.
Eric Kripke says: "I definitely like to know where it’s going. I know what Season 1 is. I have a really solid idea about what Season 2 is, and I’m starting to think about notions for Season 3, knock on wood."
Revolution was renewed for a full 22 episode second season in April 2013.
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|1||20||September 17, 2012||June 3, 2013||September 3, 2013||September 30, 2013||September 25, 2013|
|2||22||September 25, 2013||Spring 2014||TBA||TBA||TBA|
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In Canada, the series airs simultaneously with the American broadcast on City. It premiered in Australia on Fox8 in September 2012. It premiered in New Zealand on TV2 on October 16, 2012. The series is being broadcast by DSTV in South Africa and to the rest of Africa via satellite; it is delayed by a week from the USA broadcast. In the United Kingdom, the series started airing on Sky1 from March 29, 2013. The episode "The Plague Dogs" was watched by 1.191 million UK viewers, with an additional 123,000 on +1. The episode "Soul Train" was watched by 1.058 million UK viewers, with an additional 172,000 on +1.
In the summer of 2012, NBC had a voting campaign on Revolution's Facebook page where visitors could vote for which American city should have an advance screening of the series' pilot in early September. The top-10 markets selected were: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York City, Philadelphia, Salt Lake City and Seattle. New York City's screening was held on September 4 for 1,000 guests; 80 of them seated on stationary bicycles to generate electricity for lighting. The remaining cities' screenings were held on September 6, 2012. The pilot episode is available for download in Apple's iTunes Store.
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The first season currently has a Metacritic score of 64 out of 100 based on 32 reviews, indicating generally positive reviews. Glen Garvin of The Miami Herald described the show as "big, bold and brassy adventure, a cowboys-and-Indians story for end times". Dorothy Rabinowitz of The Wall Street Journal praised the production quality of the show saying "if the quality of this one, so irresistible in its vitality and suspense, does fail to hold up, its creators will have delivered, at the least, one remarkably fine hour". Ed Bark observed that the show "has the overall look and feel of a big budget feature, delivers some consistently terrific action scenes". Some have compared the show to Dies the Fire, The Hunger Games and Lost.
Verne Gay of Newsday however, gave the premiere a negative review saying "There's an almost overwhelming been-there-seen-that feel to the pilot, which doesn't really offer any suggestion of 'well, you haven't seen this.'"
Awards and nominations
|2012||People's Choice Awards||Favorite New TV Drama||Crew||Nominated|
|Satellite Awards||Best Television Series, Genre||Revolution||Nominated|
|2013||Saturn Awards||Best Network Television Series||Revolution||Won|
|Best Actor on Television||Billy Burke||Nominated|
|Best Actress on Television||Tracy Spiridakos||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actor on Television||Giancarlo Esposito||Nominated|
|Emmy Awards||Outstanding Visual Effects in a Supporting Role||Episode: Pilot||Nominated|
|Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a drama series, miniseries or movie||Episode: Nobody's Fault But Mine||Won|
|BMI TV Music Awards||Composer||Christopher Lennertz||Won|
|TV Guide Awards||Favorite New Series||Revolution||Nominated|
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