NBC’s Revolution may have packed up and moved production to Texas for season two, but the cast and crew can be seen in this week’s first season Blu-ray/DVD release reflecting on their time in the Port City. The 20-epsiode set, which hits stores Tuesday, features several special features that offer insight into the production process and the role Wilmington played in the series. “We really lucked out with Wilmington,” said series creator and executive producer Eric Kripke, in a featurette titled “Creating a Revolution.” Production designer Doug Meerdink spoke highly of Wilmington, calling it a “great environment.”
Actor Giancarlo Esposito, who plays the villainous Major Tom Neville, found Wilmington to be a “great place to shoot the show. It has a wonderful southern charm, and people in the South are really accommodating and lovely. It also has a very, very deep history, which is really marvelous to be working in. I love it there.” While the cast and creators all nodded in agreement with Esposito’s remarks, Billy Burke, who plays the sword-wielding Miles Matheson, added, “In Wilmington, we sort of live in this precious little bubble. It is one of those towns where everybody is so generous. We love being there and they seem to love having us there.”
In addition, Arthur Newman is available this week on all formats: DVD, Blu-ray and digital download. The release offers behind-the-scenes looks at the making of the movie and helps highlight the efforts in North Carolina to make the production happen. The feature starring Oscar-winner Colin Firth and Emily Blunt filmed in Raleigh, Durham, Graham, Carolina Beach, Currie, Fairmont, and Wallace in addition to Wilmington.