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Musician Bret Michaels snagged a guest-starring role on the hour-long sci-fi drama, “Revolution,” from NBC and Warner Bros. Television. Michaels plays a post-apocalyptic version of himself and will be performing an acoustic version of Poison’s hit ballad “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” in an episode to air in 2014. Eric Kripke, creator and executive producer of “Revolution,” said "Bret is truly a great guy. I'm a huge fan of his music and I'm thrilled he's appearing on Revolution." Bret Michaels is a multiplatinum global superstar who has turned his passion for music into a multi-faceted brand that encompasses record breaking touring sales, Reality TV stardom, legendary songs that have sold over 32 million records, product endorsements as well as »
- April Neale
Michaels has booked a guest role on the show, where he will play a "post-apocalyptic version of himself." He'll also perform the Poison song "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" on the episode, which will air sometime in the back half of Season 2.
Since it's concerned mostly with epic power struggles, "Revolution" hasn't dealt much with what post-blackout culture is like. The Season 2 premiere featured some guys in a bar playing Rush's "Tom Sawyer" on acoustic guitars, and we've seen things like iPads used as drink trays, but that's about it. »
Revolution is rocking out.
Musician Bret Michaels will guest-star on Season 2 of the NBC drama as a post-apocalyptic version of himself, the network announced on Tuesday.
Related | Revolution Season 2 Spoilers — Aaron and the Nanobots
As first reported by EW.com, the Poison frontman will sing an acoustic version of the band’s ballad “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” in a 2014 episode.
This is not the first time the show has »
- Vlada Gelman
How would Bret Michaels fare in a post-apocalyptic world? We’re about to find out.
EW has learned exclusively that the singer is set to appear on NBC’s drama Revolution, where he will play a post-apocalyptic version of himself.
But which character will come face-to-face with the Poison frontman? You’ll have to wait to see, but we’re told Micheals will be performing an acoustic version (…because, you know, there’s no power) of his band’s hit ballad “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” in the episode, set to air in 2014.
“Bret is truly a great guy. I »
- Sandra Gonzalez
The fact that Neil Gaiman's Sandman hasn't already been adapted into a feature film yet is baffling. However, for fans of the now legendary comic book series, we may be one step nearer to a cinematic adaptation. According to Badass Digest, Batman Begins, Man of Steel and Batman vs. Superman scribe David S. Goyer reportedly pitching the idea to Warner Bros. with a view to casting Joseph Gordon Levitt (The Dark Knight Rises, Don Jon) in the lead role as Morpheus, the Lord of Dreams.
There have been several attempts to bring the DC Comics series to the screen over the years, with Pulp Fiction screenwriter Roger Avery attached to direct in the mid 90s, working from a script by Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio (Pirates of the Caribbean), while James Mangold (The Wolverine) unsuccessfully pitched a television series to HBO and Warner Bros Television attached Supernatural creator Eric Kripke »
- Gary Collinson
On tonight’s midseason finale of Revolution, not only did we have a death — bye, Cynthia — but a resurrection…sorta. In the episode, Neville discovered that his thought-to-be-dead wife, Julia (Kim Raver) was actually alive after spotting her while, of all places, boarding the train to Washington, D.C. Shocking? You bet. But also part of the plan all along, according to executive producer Eric Kripke. “We always knew from the beginning that we wanted the midseason twist in Neville’s story to be that Julia appears,” he says. “And, of course, we heard, much to our anxiety, »
- Sandra Gonzalez
Neil Gaiman's classic comic book series Sandman may be heading to the big screen with screenwriter David S. Goyer and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Sources indicate that the Man of Steel writer recently pitched his take on Sandman to Warner Bros., with DC Entertainment's Geoff Johns reportedly receptive to his version.
While there are questions about whether Joseph Gordon-Levitt is involved as an actor or possibly a producer or director, it is believed that he is being eyed to play Morpheus, who represents Dreams in a family known as The Endless, comprised of siblings who represent other aspects of life such as Death, Delirium, Desire, Destruction, Despair and Destiny. The first story line in the comic book follows Morpheus being kidnapped by a magician.
The comic book debuted in 1989, running for 75 issues before being sold as a 10-volume trade paperback and five-volume hardcover graphic novel editions. To this day, Sandman »
Comic-book movie adaptations are Hollywood's bread and butter these days, and studios are scrambling to find the next big franchise. And for Warner Bros., that just might be "The Sandman."
We're taking this rumor with many grains of salt, but Badass Digest (via Slashfilm) claims that inside sources tell them that David Goyer, the screenwriter behind "Dark Knight" and "Man of Steel," is pitching a take on the Neil Gaiman comics. And Joseph Gordon-Levitt may be involved in some capacity. Badass Digest says that Warner Bros. "has been very receptive" to the idea.
What's unclear, though, is what Jgl's involvement would be. Would he star as the lead, Morpheus, the Lord of Dreams? Or, as the site muses, could he perhaps be eyed as a director candidate? Gordon-Levitt made his directorial debut this year with "Don Jon."
- Kelly Woo
First, a Public Service Announcement: Almost Human premieres This Sunday. Got that? Episode One Of Almost Human Is This Sunday. Episode Two Is Monday. I have a real concern that people are going to miss the premiere, especially those of you who are affected by the football schedule. Don’T Miss The Sunday Premiere. Monday Is Not A Repeat Of The Premiere. It Is The Second Episode.
Whew, okay, I feel that I’ve done my best. There are other ways to prepare for the premiere as well, and we have them here for you now. First is a featurette about the show, followed by two TV spots.
After that comes a partial transcript from a recent Q&A session with Executive Producer J.J. Abrams and creator and showrunner Joel (J.H.) Wyman. Partial, because the spoilery questions and answers have been taken out, in an effort to keep you spoiler-free, »
- Erin Willard
Habitual baddie Sebastian Monroe was supposed to die on last night’s Revolution. But he probably didn’t. And that’s a kind of a shame.
You see, the previews for the episode seemed to hint at former militia leader Monroe’s demise at the hands of those mean Rangers. For someone who is a casual viewer like me, this tease upgraded the episode to Must Watch Live status. I had major doubts that they’d actually carry out the deed — it’s largely agreed upon that Monroe is one of the best parts of this rodeo — but I wanted »
- Sandra Gonzalez
"That was sad, right?" Mitchell tells Zap2it of the awkward mother-daughter moment in the Oct. 23 episode. "... There's almost something about Rachel in that moment of watching [Charlie] and Aaron [Zak Orth] hug where she's like, in her head, 'Go hug her! Oh my God, just go hug her!' [laughs] But she can't. For whatever reason -- like in all her relationships, there's something keeping her from being the person she wants to be, from being the mother she wants to be. I think it's really heartbreaking and it's very human. We all do it in our lives."
Mitchell also talked with us about Rachel's current state of mind and where she might be headed in the coming episodes.
Zap2it: Rachel has been a little bit all over the place this season. »
Review Billy Grifter 26 Oct 2013 - 20:45
Despite its recent improvement, this week's Revolution takes a nosedive in quality. Here's Billy's review...
This review contains spoilers.
2.5 One Riot, One Ranger
After making some decent headway in the past few weeks, Revolution fell down a few holes of plausibility this week, and seemed incapable of scrambling out.
The major problem, and it had been festering away for some weeks in the background, was how to introduce back Bass into the mix without a long list of people just killing him immediately. It was always going to be a stretch, but the direction that they took ultimately seemed the least credible of all possible routes.
Part of the issue was that Charlie only needed to be saved once to join the Bass supporters club, entirely forgetting that he was responsible for the deaths of her father and brother, and a ton of other people. »
Given his history with "Revolution" creator Eric Kripke, the part may very well have been created with Beaver in mind. The two worked together for years on "Supernatural," and Beaver says he has "enormous fondness" for Kripke.
"If he wants to shoot the telephone book, I'm going to be there and just ask him which letter he wants me to start with," Beaver tells Zap2it. "We've remained in touch sporadically even after he left day-to-day operations of 'Supernatural,' so I wasn't entirely surprised to hear from him when this part came up. But I've got a handful of producers in my past that all they've got to do is call and I'm ready to go to work for them, and »
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Ausiello: Though Alex let his estranged dad leave last week — without even letting the guy know who he was — Pop will be back. When he is, “you will get details” about the origin of their family feud, boss lady Shonda Rhimes tells me. And “since Jo never had a family and she’s always longed for one,” Rhimes adds, she won’t »
- Michael Ausiello
When NBC renewed Revolution for a second season, creator Eric Kripke knew he had to make some changes. "I'm relentless about figuring out what doesn't work and making it better," he says. "We reset the chessboard." That meant returning to the show's original conceit — a world without power — and cutting back on war-themed episodes. He also moved production from Wilmington, N.C., to Austin, giving the show a fresh look.
"With the change of Austin came a new team coming to us with a fresh eye," Kripke says. "I hope the audience sees were working hard to improve it and create a very credible world."
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- Michael Schneider
Season 2 of “Revolution,” last year’s breakout hit for NBC, is intended to feel very different from last year. The drive to turn the power back on has been tabled for now. But if that quest isn’t driving the characters anymore, then what is? “You have to give the Patriots time to take their masks off,” showrunner Eric Kripke told TheWrap after a press screening at NBC’s Los Angeles offices. The Patriots, which claim to be the remnants of the former U.S. government, have presented themselves as guardians of what the country used to represent. But they »
- Jethro Nededog
Eric Kripke counts himself as a fan of "the Joss Whedon school of showrunning," in which a season of TV is driven by a "big bad." In the case of Kripke's show "Revolution," the current big bad is ... the U.S. government?
The first two episodes of Season 2 have dealt in part with a group claiming to represent the exiled U.S. government returning to the mainland and promising to reunite and restore the country. Neville (Giancarlo Esposito) is highly suspicious of their agenda, and in Wednesday's (Oct. 9) episode, you'll see some more questionable moves by what the show calls the Patriots.
"There have been a lot of hard swallows in the writers' room," Kripke says about making the Patriots the villains this season. "Obviously we're Americans -- I'm a proud American -- and we're taking a lot of the patriotic iconography of the United States and we're twisting it into something ominous and malevolent. »
NBC’s Revolution continues to plant provocative seeds for new mysteries as Season 2 explores who the characters are when apart versus banded together. With Episode 3 airing tonight at 8/7c, TVLine offers some insight into the latest questions raised by the post-apocalyptic drama.
Related | Revolution Scoop: The Firefly Mystery, Aaron’s Resurrection and More Questions Answered
What Has Miles Stumbled Upon There Behind The Red Door? | Having epically botched what could have been his escape to freedom, Miles found himself the latest captive to be led behind the ominous Red Door at Titus’ compound. There, a sickly woman was hooked up to tubes and such. »
- Matt Webb Mitovich
Review Billy Grifter 7 Oct 2013 - 06:05
Billy concedes that season one is now a distant memory; Revolution has moved on...
This review contains spoilers.
The new season of Revolution continues to surprise me, mostly because the characters aren't continually doing stupid things, and we're confronted less by abyssal-sized plot holes. That said, when you're explaining almost nothing then it's relatively easy not to be contradicted, because you've not provided anything concrete.
Early scenes with Aaron-reborn also hinted at a direction that concerned me massively, where all scientific ideas might go out of the window to be replaced instead by irrefutable (if you have faith) spirituality. If that's the case then I will pull the plug on reviewing this show, because jumping the narrative shark is one thing, but jumping it with Jesus on your team is another altogether.
But back to the events of There Will Be Blood, »
If you haven’t yet seen last week’s season premiere of Revolution, go do yourself a favor and watch it, then come back. We’ll still be here. If you’re all caught up, then… Aaron. Did you think he was dead. I would have, if I hadn’t been spoiled. But what the heck is going on with him? That was crazy.
We have a little more information about that, in the form of a “Revolution Revealed” Episode 1 featurette with showrunner Eric Kripke, where we also learn a bit about being a Patriot. And for tonight’s new episode we have a TV spot plus a clip that is – well, you’ll see:
TV Spot: Revolution – Season 2: How Many Secrets Can One Town Hide!
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- Erin Willard
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