An email went out late last night to the crew of Revolution which revealed the NBC show is leaving North Carolina and heading to Austin, TX for Season 2.
Show creator Eric Kripke wrote:
“To An INCREDIBLE Crew —
Hey everyone. So I wanted to thank you, sincerely and from the bottom of my
heart, for the absolutely amazing work on Revolution Season 1. Time and
again, you pulled off the biggest show on network television. Every week,
we gave you the impossible, and yet you always executed beautifully. You
guys can accomplish anything. So thank you for the skill, the talent,
and for the incredibly hard work– and long hours– and time away from your
families. It means a lot to me, and you have my undying gratitude.
I also wanted to let you know that, unfortunately, we’ll be moving the show
to Austin, TX, for Season 2. This is not a decision that was made easily or
taken lightly. We agonized over it. And we really regret losing such a
terrific crew. Seriously.
Please know that when I have a show back in Wilmington, I’d hire any of you
in a second. I’m sure our paths will cross again. Until then, I wish you
the absolute best. And again, warmly, thank you– for the hard work, and
for your beautiful town.”
So the question is WHY?
I see that some people are blaming politicians, and while I appreciate the spirit, I don’t think it had anything to do with that. TX’s Film incentives aren’t so hot, either. Check them out! From what people are telling me, there are mixed reports. Some said location scouts didn’t like what they saw in Texas. Other said the opposite. I heard they wanted to start back up in June, not September. Wow! Texas in June….Good luck with no ocean air! Poor makeup artists! Hopefully, we will find out why they left. I will keep you posted.