Despite a rocky start with both critics and ratings, 'Revolution' has found its audience. Here's a bit of good news for fans waiting impatiently for the first season to return in March: beginning on February 25, NBC.com will debut a series of short webisodes chronicling the backstory from before the series began.
Reportedly the webisodes will take place only eleven years after the blackout event which plunged society into the state we know it in 'Revolution.' The webisodes tell the story of the night Miles (Billy Burke) first tried to assassinate Gen. Monroe (David Lyons).
Giancarlo Esposito will star in the shorts as Captain Neville, an officer on a mission to hunt and execute all those who attempted to assassinate Monroe. Sounds simple enough, but according to the NBC press release Neville will find "an even greater conspiracy that could change the course of the Republic forever."
Esposito has most often played a supporting role throughout his career, most recognized for his roles in the feature films 'Do the Right Thing' and 'The Usual Suspects.' A web series gives Esposito the opportunity to flex his acting muscle in a starring capacity while allowing 'Revolution' to flesh out one of its supporting characters. The move seems to make a lot of good sense.
Lyons will also appear in the webisodes as General Monroe. Entertainment Weekly released a teaser image of one of the official pages of script for the upcoming webisodes:
Can't argue with giving the fans more of what they want! The first webisode will debut on NBC.com on February 25.