JJ Abrams is always busy. In addition to Star Trek Into Darkness, which hits theaters on May 17, his new hit series Revolution will be returning on March 25, while Fringe will also finally be wrapping up on January 18.
It seemed odd that Revolution would be going on hiatus considering the show is one of the hottest newcomers of 2012, but apparently fans are eagerly awaiting its return, and absence is indeed making the heart grow fonder.
Interestingly, JJ Abrams and Eric Kripke, who both created the show, told Deadline they were fine with taking a break.
“When we were doing Lost, that (kind of scheduling) helped us enormously,” Abrams said. “So when the idea came up for Revolution I was really relieved.” Kripke added, “It also supplied us a natural break point between the season’s first half and second half, and the second half sort of lives as its own continuous piece.”
Kripke also said that when he looked back at the show so far, “We learned that we did a lot of things right, but we also saw that we could pick up the pace of the stunning revelations. Maybe the pace of the shocking surprises was a little too slow during the first half.”
And of course the big surprise that has yet to be revealed is what caused the power to go out in the first place. In a previous interview, Kripke may have actually revealed what causes the blackout. We’re not going to spoil it here, but it certainly seemed plausible. Even if some scientist debunks this theory, which may be revealed on the show soon, it at least sounds like it could happen.
While Revolution is just getting started, Fringe is finally coming to an end on January 18. Abrams told Entertainment Weekly that the big finale “will be great. The script is unbelievable. I think it will be incredibly emotional. If it’s not satisfying, I don’t know what satisfying is.”
Abrams is also working on another Mission: Impossible, and two more TV series, one with Alfonso Cuaron, and a robot cop show, among other shows and movies. At this point, Abrams and Guillermo Del Toro may be neck and neck for most projects in the works, and by the time this story posts, Abrams will probably have at least three more new ones added to the pile.