Words I've used to describe NBC's Revolution during its Season 1 run: "terrible," "absent-minded," "turd-ish." Words I'm now using to describe NBC's Revolution heading into Season 2: "promising," "full of potential," and "exciting." Why the change of heart? No, I haven't seen the finale in advance and somehow come around because the show righted the ship by killing every single character and starting from scratch. I'm excited for Season 2 because of news out of Australia that says Ben Edlund, Supernatural's most celebrated writer and executive producer, is leaving the CW show to help out his old pal and Supernatural creator Eric Kripke at Revolution. It may not mean much to you, but this is a 50-ton bombshell dropped on my head!
Word of Edlund's new job came from actor Misha Collin's mouth, according to the great folks and Supernatural know-it-alls over at Winchester Family Business; Collins reportedly announced the news while attending the All Hell Breaks Loose Supernatural conference down under. Edlund, who's also written for The Venture Bros., Firefly, Angel, and The Tick, is responsible for some of Supernatural's best and most creative episodes, including "The End," "The French Mistake," and "Wishful Thinking" (the porno-addicted teddy bear? That's Edlund's baby).
Supernatural will survive just fine without Edlund, but Revolution should get a huge boost with him as it looks to improve creatively after its dull first season. And it's not just Edlund who will help things out in Season 2. It was previously announced that Farscape and Defiance creator Rockne S. O'Bannon, as well as CSI:NY's Trey Callaway, are also joining Revolution's writing team. Edlund, O'Bannon, Callaway, and Kripke make a solid quartet.
I would recap and review a Chinese Food Takeout Menu if Edlund wrote it. The man is on another level. But is he good enough to keep Charlie Matheson from getting stuck under a pile of junk, surrendering with her hands up, or having her life saved by Miles each episode after she does something stupid? I hope so!
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