7News goes behind the scenes of NBC's 'Revolution'
UNDATED (WHDH) -- It's a mix between “The Hunger Games” and “Lost;” a world without power, where the United States is taken over by a violent militia. NBC’s hit show “Revolution” follows people as they fight to survive.
7’s Ryan Schulteis got a behind the scenes tour to show viewers where all the action takes place, and he even got to play with their weapons.
One of Charlie Matheson's main goals is to rescue her brother. She says the show's action is what keeps fans coming back.
“It’s fun! It’s really fun. I’m grown up handed a cool gun and tossed around the rooms. I mean, it’s the coolest job in the world,” said Tracy Spiridakos, who plays Charlie.
Ryan Schulteis got to check out another set the show uses in an abandoned hospital in North Carolina. Cots are set up and there are plenty of candles since there’s no power.
The other actors say the darkness is a draw.
“I think it successfully creates a new vision of this post-apocalyptic thing. There’s something pastoral about it, there’s a lot to be said for the way the world is without all of this stuff,” said Zak Orth, who plays Aaron.
Ryan Schulteis asked Elizabeth Mitchell (who plays Rachel on the show), "If fiction becomes reality and you did lose power what would you miss the most?"
Mitchell answered, “My phone. I would miss my phone because that’s how I keep in touch with everybody.”
7News was able to spend the entire day on set watching everyone in action.
But no one would disclose any inside information -- just some hints about what’s to come.
“We have a real cool cliffhanger coming up at the end of our full session which I want to tell you more about but I won’t. You’re just gonna have to wait!” said Spiridakos.