Almost a year after its cancellation, Revolution creator Eric Krike has confirmed that the series will be returning as a four part digital comic book. After the show was cancelled, many fans took to Twitter in order to vent their frustration, even going so far as to get #RelocateRevolution trending on the social media site. However, months went by without fans hearing anything from series creators and producers Eric Kripke, J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk, Rockne S. O’Bannon and Jon Favreau. Fans also set up a petition to have the show brought back; after a couple of months it ended up garnering most of its 90,000 signature goal.
But now, however, Eric Kripke – who created and produced Revolution during its entire run – has released a letter discussing why the show will not be returning to television screens, as well as letting fans know what they can expect from the digital comic. You can read the letter in full below. The first instalment of the digital comic will be released on Monday, May 4, with the other instalments being released every two weeks after that. The final instalment will be released on Monday, June 15. Fans of the series have been elated with the news, utilizing the #RevolutionComic hashtag to show their approval of the announcement.
— Denny (@DeniseAnnaa) April 15, 2015
Eric Kripke expressed his sincerest thanks to all the fans of the show.
“Dear Revolutionaries, Patriots, and Soldiers of the Monroe Militia,
“So first of all—thank you. Seriously. Sincerely. The loyalty you’ve shown REVOLUTION these past months has been touching and overwhelming—it’s meant more to me than you’ll ever know. And in case you were wondering—yes, we’ve been listening. We’ve read the tweets. We’ve seen the incredible petition. We’ve followed #RelocateRevolution. Please know that you’ve been heard.
“And solely because of your efforts, we wanted to pay you back—to give you something fantastic. And while, unfortunately, we simply can’t make more episodes of the show (alas, there are financial realities we can’t overcome), we can do the next best thing. Which is end the story. On our terms. Exactly the way we would have.
“So J.J., Jon and I are pleased and proud to announce the REVOLUTION endgame: a four-issue series coming soon from DC Comics. If you take a look at the attached photo, you’ll see that we brought back the entire writing staff to work on it. The band’s back together! (And if you study the photo closely, you’ll notice a certain young, plucky Matheson who also joined us). Everyone has generously agreed to work for little or no money. They’re doing it, because like you, they’re passionate about this story and want to see it end correctly.
“So stay tuned. We’ve got lots of work to do. We’ll keep you posted—in the coming months, you can expect more details, sneak peeks, and early artwork. But Miles, Monroe, Rachel, Charlie, Aaron, Neville and the rest will return for the epic finale to the REVOLUTION storyline. We hope you’re as excited as we are.
“And again—thank you. This is because of you. This is for you.
[Image via DC Comics]