Revolution is an American post-apocalyptic science fiction television series that ran from September 17, 2012 until May 21, 2014; it was cancelled by NBC in May 2014. The show takes place in the post-apocalyptic near-future of the year 2027, 15 years after the start of a worldwide, permanent electrical-power blackout in 2012. Created by Eric Kripke and produced by J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions for the NBC network, it originally aired on Mondays at 10:00 pm (ET) doing well enough that NBC ordered a second season shortly after the first-season finale.
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. On April 26, 2013, the series was renewed by NBC for a second season of 22 episodes to air in a new time slot of Wednesdays at 8 pm. Season 2 of Revolution was filmed in and around Bartlett and Granger, Texas. The second-season premiere aired on September 25, 2013, and the finale aired on May 21, 2014.
Fans started a petition to renew or relocate Revolution and as of January 2018, the petition gathered over 101,358 signatures with a goal of 110,000. The TV series was never renewed, but a four-part comic book series appeared in May and June 2015, and wrapped up the story.