A year after Revolution‘s abrupt end on NBC after two seasons, fans of the post-apocalyptic drama are getting closure. The second-season finale of Revolution was not intended as a series finale, closing some storylines and setting up others, prompting a massive save-the-show fan campaign. Now a four-chapter digital comic book will continue and ultimately resolve the events from the show’s final episode.
The book comes from the entire creative team behind the Warner Bros. TV/Bad Robot series, including executive producers Eric Kripke, J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk, Rockne S. O’Bannon and Jon Favreau. It is being done with Warner Bros.’ DC Comics division and illustrated by DC Comics artist Angel Hernandez.
Revolution writers David Reed and Ryan Parrott wrote the digital comic’s four chapters after breaking the story in the writers room along with the rest of the Revolution writing-producing team, including creator Kripke, O’Bannon, Paul Grellong, David Rambo, Trey Callaway, Anne Cofell Saunders, Ben Edlund, Matt Pitts and Jim Barnes. Here is a photo of the team at work, joined by Revolution co-star Tracy Spiridakos who stopped by for a visit. (Maybe the book will finally answer one of the biggest questions in the Revolution mythology, whether Miles (Billy Burke) is the father of Spiridakos’ Charlie character.)
The four digital chapters — each featuring a specially designed cover — will roll out every two weeks beginning Monday, May 4 on http://www.ComicBook.com for one week before being made available for viewing on Revolution’s Facebook page.
The release schedule for each chapter is as follows:
Chapter 1 – Monday, May 4
Chapter 2 – Monday, May 18
Chapter 3 – Monday, June 1
Chapter 4 – Monday, June 15
Digital publishing has emerged as a way for the creators of the prematurely cancelled series to give their shows and the fans a proper ending. In 2013, The Borgias creator Neil Jordan released the script for a two-hour movie designed as a final chapter in the series as an e-book.
Here is a message to Revolution fans from Revolution creator/executive producer Kripke:
April 15, 2015
Dear Revolutionaries, Patriots, and Soldiers of the Monroe Militia,
So first of all—thank you. Seriously. Sincerely. The loyalty you’ve shown REVOLUTION these past months has been touching and overwhelming—it’s meant more to me than you’ll ever know. And in case you were wondering—yes, we’ve been listening. We’ve read the tweets. We’ve seen the incredible petition. We’ve followed #RelocateRevolution. Please know that you’ve been heard.
And solely because of your efforts, we wanted to pay you back—to give you something fantastic. And while, unfortunately, we simply can’t make more episodes of the show (alas, there are financial realities we can’t overcome), we can do the next best thing. Which is end the story. On our terms. Exactly the way we would have.
So J.J., Jon and I are pleased and proud to announce the REVOLUTION endgame: a four-issue series coming soon from DC Comics. If you take a look at the attached photo, you’ll see that we brought back the entire writing staff to work on it. The band’s back together! (And if you study the photo closely, you’ll notice a certain young, plucky Matheson who also joined us). Everyone has generously agreed to work for little or no money. They’re doing it, because like you, they’re passionate about this story and want to see it end correctly.
So stay tuned. We’ve got lots of work to do. We’ll keep you posted—in the coming months, you can expect more details, sneak peeks, and early artwork. But Miles, Monroe, Rachel, Charlie, Aaron, Neville and the rest will return for the epic finale to the REVOLUTION storyline. We hope you’re as excited as we are.
And again—thank you. This is because of you. This is for you.