NBC is Turning to the Web to Keep REVOLUTION Alive

Hmm. So it says here that NBC is right now, as we speak, showing animated webisodes of REVOLUTION to keep the show uppermost in our minds. To give us our “fix” so we’ll stay enchanted when REVOLUTION returns from hiatus.

What a great idea – really. What could possibly go wrong?

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‘Revolution’ launching animated webisodes
by James Hibberd (InsideTV)

Missing Revolution on Monday nights? NBC is keeping the show’s power on during its winter hiatus by rolling out a series of animated webisodes.

Starting today, the network is debuting online webisodes every week through Feb. 18 on NBC.com, YouTube, Hulu and on VOD. The network is also putting a version of the show’s pilot online that includes commentary from showrunner Eric Kripke and executive producer/director Jon Favreau.

The six webisodes are based on the letters written by Sgt. Joseph Wheatly (Reed Diamond), the character who led Miles (Billy Burke) into those oxygen-depleted tunnels toward Philadelphia and into a trap set by Gen. Monroe (David Lyons).

Kripke previously hinted about the Revolution webisodes during our exclusive interview talking about the show’s fall finale. The network also plans to post the entire first half of the season online Feb. 25, giving viewers extra chances to catch up on the show’s first 10 episode before Revolution returns on March 25.

Time now to answer our own question. What could go wrong has gone wrong. Turns out that if you go to NBC’s REVOLUTION site there’s no mention of new webisodes on the main page. You have to click on a link marked “Watch More Video” to find them…and there’s no explanation of what you’re getting other than titles like, “Wheatley’s Letters: August 10th” and “Wheatley’s Letters: May 7th.”

Which means that to find out that this interesting new step is happening you, um, already have to know it’s happening.

Good work, NBC!