WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Members of the "Monroe Militia" are powering down from their time in the spotlight.
With Revolution moving to Austin, Texas to film its second season, a small, close-knit group of extras that were cast to play militia members in Wilmington are reflecting on the times they spent on the show.
According to one of the militia members, David Pascua, the group has been dubbed 'Sgt. Sam's Militia of Background Artists', named for the production assistant in charge of the group, Samantha Marie Clark.
The group started working together on Episode 3.
Pascua said they filmed scenes at the former Sticky Fingers restaurant in Wilmington and Smith Creek Bridge in Castle Hayne.
"Over the five days of filming, a camaraderie was established and many us became friends," Pascua explained in an email to our Ashlea Kosikowski. "During that time, the weather was not only hot and humid, but basically unforgiving."
The group soon became brothers-in-arms, carpooling to the set or to auditions, helping eachother and hanging out when not working.
On Monday nights, the militia members gather at The Cellar in downtown Wilmington to watch Revolution together. Revolution stars Billy Burke and David Lyons have even stopped by to watch an episode or two with the group.
With two episodes left in the season, the group is preparing to say goodbye to seeing themselves on the show and to celebrate their time together.
They plan to meet for the final episode of the season at The Cellar on Monday, June 3rd at 10:00 p.m.
"We just want to celebrate our time as extras on Revolution and give the show, the production staff and actors a great big farewell sendoff to Texas," said Pascua.
While the group continues to work on other film and TV productions in and around Wilmington, Pascua said they will miss working on Revolution.