UN staff with Revolution cast and creator at Season 2 premiere, United Nations Headquarters, New York. L-R: Derk Segaar, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs; Revolution stars Billy Burke, Tracy Spiridakos and Giancarlo Esposito; creator/executive producer Erik Kripke; Bahareh Seyedi, UN Development Programme; and Peter Launsky-Tieffenthal, the UN’s Under-Secretary-General for Commuications and Public Information.

UN staff with Revolution cast and creator at Season 2 premiere, United Nations Headquarters, New York.  L-R: Derk Segaar, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs; Revolution stars Billy Burke, Tracy Spiridakos and Giancarlo Esposito; creator/executive producer Erik Kripke; Bahareh Seyedi, UN Development Programme; and Peter Launsky-Tieffenthal, the UN’s Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information.

The post-apocalyptic hit NBC series Revolution takes place 15 years after the lights have gone out around the world. The global blackout has plunged the US into warring factions and a primitive existence.

In today’s world, living without power is a reality for over 1.3 billion people. Many live under the additional threat of conflict, poor sanitation and deadly disease. UN staff recognize these conditions only too well and shared details of their extraordinary experiences with Revolution’s writers. Show creator Eric Kripke and his team heard stories of negotiating with warlords for the release of child soldiers, building relationships with rebel forces to gain humanitarian access for their people and the struggle to survive in a refugee camp.

Follow our Twitter updates via @UN during Season 2 of Revolution. We will continue to highlight some of the facts and real-life challenges depicted in Revolution, and present fans of the show with opportunities to learn more and make a difference.

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