There's a revolution brewing in the "Revolution" writers' room.
On the heels of news that NBC has issued an early renewal for one of their few marginal hits this season comes word that television veteran Rockne S. O'Bannon will join the team when the new season rolls out.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the producer and writer will serve as a "number 2" to showrunner and creator Eric Kripke, with plenty of influence on the direction and writing during the post-apocalyptic series' second season.
The move is said to be directly tied to the network's interest in maintaining the series' status as NBC's top ranked drama series in primetime. Clearly the network needs all the hits it can get given its sagging primetime line up when "The Voice" is on hiatus.
O'Bannon has a respectable resume when it comes to genre television, first arriving on the scene as a writer and producer of the 1985 "Twilight Zone" series revival. He was also creator and showrunner of cult space-faring series "Farscape," and most recently worked on the short-lived "Cult" on The CW and SyFy's "Defiance." The writer and producer will join Trey Callaway ("CSI: NY") as a co-producer for season two.
What do you think of the move? Could another influential voice in the writer's room lessen Kripke's sway over his creation?