AUSTIN (KXAN) - The NBC drama " Revolution " will move its production to Austin for the second season of filming.
The Wilmington StarNews first reported the news after obtaining a letter sent to the crew from the show's director. The show's first season produced through Warner Bros., was filmed in Wilmington, N.C., and wrapped production in April.
"We love Wilmington, we made some great friends there, everyone was so accommodating and you know, we fought as hard as we could to keep it there but things work out that way," actor Billy Burke said in an NBC interview. "In terms of where we're going, I think everybody's pretty stoked about Austin as well."
The show follows a group of rebels living in a world where computers, planes, cars, phones and lights have been blacked out forever.
According to the StarNews, rumors had swirled since production finished in April, citing concerns over available locations. Because the show's characters are constantly on the move, new places to shoot were needed.
"It'll be interesting," actress Tracy Spiridakos said of the show moving to Austin. "I've never been before, so it'll be exciting for me."
The show employed about 300 skilled crew members, and hired hundreds of locals to appear as extras, the StarNews reported.
"We look forward to welcoming the NBC production of 'Revolution' as part of our growing media community," said Trish Avery, executive director in the Austin area for the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists union. "Texas has some of the best talent in the business and it is no surprise the production has chosen Austin as their next location."
NBC also announced Sunday the show would be moving to a new time slot for its second season. "Revolution", which currently airs at 9 p.m. on Mondays, will move to 7 p.m. Wednesday for season two.
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