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Show's star talks about what to expect when 'Revolution' returns

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'Revolution' returns at 10:00 on Monday on WECT. (Source: NBC) 'Revolution' returns at 10:00 on Monday on WECT. (Source: NBC)
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - One of the stars of NBC's Revolution is revealing what you can expect when the show returns Monday.

Giancarlo Esposito, who plays Captain Neville, said a lot of questions will be answered in the upcoming episodes. He said fans will learn more about why the power went out, who caused it and the science behind the outage.

Esposito teased that the show is going to move faster in the second half of the season.

"This is the kind of show that America is going to fall in love with and I love it for that very reason," said Esposito. The actor also revealed that the show will take you beyond the Monroe Republic.

"You're going to have Georgia come up and that's going to be a whole new republic that's going to be entering the picture very, very soon," he said.

Esposito said the next ten episodes will also amp up the action.

"We're doing a lot more physical work in the second part of the season in terms of explosions and fighting," he said. 

He went on to explain why he feels totally comfortable with the dangerous stunts.

"Wilmington has a great core of filmmakers who are trained up out of Screen Gems Studios when Dino De Laurentiis used to be here," he said. "And these people really know what they're doing. So, I feel safe."

Revolution was one of NBC's highest rated shows in the fall and Esposito hopes the fans continue to support the series.

"I think NBC is really shocked and surprised by not only were our numbers quite good, which they expected, but that the fan base is incredible," he said. "People are following the show. After all, how many shows can you watch with your kids where it's not dirty, it's not gratuitous in its violence so you can watch it with their children."

Esposito is hoping the show gets picked up for a second season. If it does, he would like to stay in Wilmington, which is why he said he supports continuing the state's tax incentive program.

"We're excited to be here in Wilmington and I'm excited to stay here," he said. "I know with every show there are tax credit issues with the government and the new governor coming in and whether they believe this is a help or a hindrance. There are always the teamsters who have to make the contract work. All I can say is the cast has expressed interest in being here. The producers and writers have as well."

Filmmakers get a 25% tax credit for shooting in North Carolina. They must spend more than $250,000 to get the incentive.

Some republicans in the state legislature have said they don't support incentives for any business. However, film leaders argue the state had the biggest year ever last year because of the program.

Those incentives are set to expire in 2015.

"It's exciting to be here in Wilmington," Giancarlo said, "It's exciting to realize that the writers have a really huge vision for the show. And this show could be one that runs for a long time and pleases a lot of people."

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