'Revolution' creator Eric Kripke discusses show and hiatus

By Meaghan Fleming,

The creator of NBC’s drama Revolution, Eric Kripke chatted about the show Tuesday and the hiatus.

The midseason finale of NBC’s freshman drama Revolution aired on Monday night and Entertainment Weekly sat down with creator Eric Kripke to discuss the show and what will change when it comes back after the break.

Kripke said they realized they need to tell the story at a faster pace for fans.

“We went a couple episodes too many where we didn’t move the ball forward significantly," Kripke said. “We’re trying to correct that so that every time somebody tunes in they get a satisfying story and also a big ‘what the hell’ moment.”

The show is going on a four month break, which is worrying for fans, but Kripke says he is “hopeful.”

“Creatively it worked out for us because the second half is such a different show than the first half," Kripke states. “The second half really is a revolution, they’re starting this war. I hope the time off doesn’t dampen any viewers enthusiasm because we have bigger and better stuff coming.”

He says the next half of the show will show Charlie and Miles “focused on the war against Monroe,” with the rebels. The next half will also be “Bigger, more dire, more emotional.”

TV Guide reports the Monday episode had 8.7 million viewers, which is a 12 percent increase from the previous week. It had a 2.9 in the 18-49 age demographic.

Photo Courtesy of NBCUniversal

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