Profile of Revolution
What did the leader of the Monroe Militia take control of?
Hey, I'm Brice Sander for About.com, and we're profiling NBC's breakout hit series, Revolution.Revolution is a post-apocalyptic sci-fi drama that takes place 15 years after all electricity mysteriously disappeared. Without electricity, the government collapsed and public order disappeared.The series focuses on the Matheson family, namely dad Miles and niece Charlie. The Mathesons have a mysterious, special pendant that holds the key to understanding why power disappeared and, possibly, a way to reverse it.They have to keep this key out of the hands of Sebastian Monroe, the leader of the Monroe Militia, who has taken control over the United States. It's a battle of good versus evil, with each side attempting to solve the mystery first.Billy Burke stars as Miles, a former U.S. Marine Corps sergeant, recently reunited with his niece Charlie, played by newcomer Tracy Spiridakos. The supporting cast includes the likes of Elizabeth Mitchell and Kim Raver.The series premiered to immense critical praise, and turned into NBC's biggest hit in years. The series is credited with helping the network jump from fourth place to first place in the ratings after its fall 2012 premiere. And that's a quick look at Revolution. For more on entertainment, check out About.com.