Yes, its true… NBC has officially renewed their supposed ‘flagship’ for another season. Personally this gives me mixed feelings. Revolution is an OK show and I certainly don’t want to see any sci-fi series get cancelled. However, there are plenty of things wrong with Revolution that would make we doubt anyone is really interested in a second season. I can almost imagine the show being wrapped up confidently after just one season. The opposite of ‘Lost’ if you get my drift.
Another reason that makes this announcement very odd is that Revolution has been steadily dropping in the ratings. The ratings were never high to begin with. Sure the second half of season 1 feels like it wants to draw in a larger audience but in terms of quality it has been two steps forward and than one step back. Hardly a confident move on the part of the creative staff. The show of course is shown on NBC so that prevents it from using Game of Thrones gimmicks to boosts its audience. That has shown in the ratings, which despite the partial reboot has dropped below 6 million for the first time.
On Monday Revolution will be back with its 15th episode ‘Home’. The season should end on June 3rd with its twentieth episode. Season 2 is slated to have 22 episodes. However, despite this formal announce the show can still be cancelled if ratings do not improve.
PS; the upcoming episode will delve more into the background story of Aaron (Zak Orth). I am certainly game.