TVLand’s Arrow & Revolution Season 2 this October…

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Arrow is an American actionadventure television series developed by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, and Andrew Kreisberg. It is based on the fictional superhero Green Arrow, a costumed crime-fighter who appears in comic books published by DC Comics. It premiered in North America on The CW on October 10, 2012,with international broadcasting to take place in late 2012.The series follows billionaire playboy Oliver Queen, portrayed by Stephen Amell, who, after five years of being stranded on a hostile island, returns home to fight crime and corruption as a secret vigilante whose weapon of choice is a bow and arrows. Arrow will also feature appearances by other DC Comics characters. To assist in promotion, a preview comic book was released to tie into the television series.

On October 22, 2012, Arrow was picked up by The CW for a full season.On February 11, 2013, Arrow was renewed for a second season by The CW.The second season of Arrow will premiere on October 9, 2013.

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SYNOPSIS: ARROW YEAR ONE

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The series follows Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell), billionaire playboy of Starling City, who spends five years stranded on an island following a shipwreck that claims the life of everyone else on board, including his father, Robert Queen, and Sara Lance (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood), the sister of Oliver’s girlfriend Laurel (Katie Cassidy), and with whom he was having an affair. Upon his return to Starling City, he is reunited with his mother, Moira (Susanna Thompson), her new husband, Walter Steele (Colin Salmon), the former CFO of his father’s company who is now the CEO; and his younger sister, Thea (Willa Holland). He is also greeted by his best friend, Tommy Merlyn (Colin Donnell), the son of successful businessman Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman). Oliver also tries to reconnect with ex-girlfriend Laurel, but she blames him for the death of her sister, Sara.

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During the day Oliver plays the billionaire playboy trying to catch up with society after 5 years, who also owns and runs a nightclub; at night he becomes a green-hooded vigilante, following through with his father’s dying wishes to right the wrongs of the Queen family, fight the ills of society, and restore Starling City to its former glory. Oliver’s vigilante persona becomes the focus of police detective Quentin Lance (Paul Blackthorne), father to Laurel and Sara, who is determined to arrest the vigilante and who also blames Oliver for his daughter’s death and his wife leaving him, though he remains unaware of Oliver’s dual identity. Oliver is constantly flanked by a bodyguard, John Diggle (David Ramsey), who later joins him in his fight for justice. Moira Queen, Oliver’s mother is also hiding secrets: she knows that the family yacht that caused Oliver to be stranded on the island in the first place, was actually sabotaged.

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Oliver begins preparing to take on another individual from his father’s list, but Diggle argues that he should expand his work and help the police take down a group of bank robbers. Oliver initially refuses, believing that it detracts from his mission to right his father’s wrongs; Diggle is able to persuade Oliver in the end. Oliver uses police files and IT specialist Felicity Smoak to deduce that the robbers are actually a family unit, and that the leader Derek Reston worked for Queen Industries before Robert Queen outsourced 1500 jobs to China and the Reston family lost their home as a result. Feeling guilty, Oliver tries to persuade Derek to right his own wrongs, but when he learns that the family are going to rob another bank he chooses to stop them. During Oliver’s confrontation, Derek is shot and dies. Meanwhile, Tommy throws Laurel a fundraiser to help her pro-bono law firm, CNRI, stay in business; Tommy hopes that this will show Laurel that he is serious about wanting a relationship with her. Flashbacks also reveal how Oliver first discovered the target names in his father’s notebook.

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Oliver tracks down an accountant, Backman, for the secret organization and steals his laptop in order to redistribute all of his money back to the people he stole from. While decrypting the laptop, Felicity uncovers a link to Walter—a $2 million transfer was made to Dominic Alonzo, an underground casino owner who was hired to kidnap Walter. With Felicity posing as a card sharp, the pair infiltrate the casino; after being beaten and threatened, Alonzo reveals that Walter was killed. Oliver informs his family; Moira immediately confronts Malcolm, who reveals that Walter is alive. Oliver, who was listening in, discovers that Tommy’s father is heading the secret organization, and uses Felicity to hack into his phone records to ascertain Walter’s location. As the vigilante, Oliver frees Walter and reunites him with the family. Meanwhile, Laurel goes to Tommy to get the truth about why he left, and Tommy reveals that he believes she is meant to be with Oliver, who still loves her. In a flashback, Robert Queen is shown disagreeing with Malcolm’s proposed “Undertaking”, which would involve leveling the Glades and kill thousands of people in an effort to rebuild the area and remove the crime. As a result, Malcolm has a bomb planted on the Queens’ yacht just before Robert and Oliver set off.

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Malcolm Merlyn, in his archer costume, goes to Unidac Industries to tie up loose ends by murdering scientists that worked on the seismic device that will be used to level the Glades. Oliver and Diggle devise a plan where Diggle dresses as the vigilante and kidnaps Oliver and Moira in an attempt to uncover the truth about the Undertaking. The plan works and Oliver, Felicity, and Diggle break into Merlyn Global to hack the mainframe and find the device. Oliver convinces Tommy to get back together with Laurel, but when he learns that he could give up being the vigilante if he stops the Undertaking, Oliver decides to reconcile with Laurel himself; later, Tommy witnesses Oliver and Laurel becoming physically intimate. That night, Diggle goes after the device, but Malcolm learns of the system hack and has the device moved. The vigilante attempts to kill Malcolm, who reveals to the vigilante that he is the other archer; the two fight and Malcolm gets the upper hand, discovering Oliver’s secret. Meanwhile, Walter reveals that he knew that Moira was part of his kidnapping and gives her divorce papers as a result. In a flashback, Fyers reveals that he plans to cripple the Chinese economy by blowing up aircraft going into China. Fyers then murders Yao Fei after forcing him to take credit for the attacks via video recording.

CAST

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  • Stephen Amell portrays Oliver Queen, a billionaire playboy turned hooded vigilante, who is based on the DC Comics Green Arrow. After surviving a ship wreck on an isolated island for five years, Oliver returns to his home city with a mission to right the wrongs of his father and save the city from the crime that has grown in his absence.

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  • Katie Cassidy portrays Laurel Lance, a character based on the DC Comics character Black Canary. Laurel is a non-profit attorney who fights for the rights of the less fortunate; she is also Oliver’s former girlfriend.

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    portrays John Diggle, Oliver’s partner and bodyguard. Diggle is ex-military, and works to have Oliver channel his abilities into helping others in the city, and not just taking down the wealthy, corrupt businessmen that worked with Oliver’s father.

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  • Willa Holland portrays Thea Queen, Oliver’s younger sister. Thea develops a drug habit early in season one, but gets clean after criminal charges are brought against her for driving while under the influence.

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  • Susanna Thompson portrays Moira Queen, Oliver’s mother. Moira is revealed to also be part of the secret organization her late-husband was involved with, which is making plans to bring down the city as a means of rebuilding it in the image of the organization’s leader.

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  • Paul Blackthorne portrays Detective Quentin Lance, Laurel’s father and Starling City police detective. In the DC Comics, Laurel’s father was named Larry Lance, but his name and character attributes have been changed for the series. Detective Lance blames Oliver for the death of his daughter, Sara, as she was with him on his family yacht when it sank. Lance is also out to capture the vigilante, who he sees as a menace to the city for the vigilante’s willingness to break the law and kill in the pursuit of stopping crime.

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  • Emily Bett Rickards portrays Felicity Smoak, the IT technician at Queen Industries who has become part of Oliver’s vigilante team. The DC Comics character of the same name was the step-mother of Ronnie Raymond and manager of a computer software company.

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  • Manu Bennett portrays Slade Wilson, a character based on the DC Comics character Deathstroke. Slade is an ASIS agent who teamed up with Oliver during his time on the island.

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  • Colton Haynes portrays Roy Harper, a character based on the DC Comics character of the same name.A petty crook, Roy was befriended by Thea and is fascinated by the hooded vigilante.

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  • Colin Donnell portrays Tommy Merlyn, Oliver’s best friend, who eventually learns of Oliver’s secret life as a vigilante. Like Oliver, Tommy has romantic feelings for Laurel. His father is Malcolm Merlyn, a main antagonist in season one. The surname “Merlyn” is the name of one of Green Arrow’s nemeses in the comics.

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PROMOTIONAL PHOTOS: (SEASON 3)

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Opening Introduction:

We lived in an electric world. We relied on it for everything. And then the power went out. Everything stopped working. We weren’t prepared. Fear and confusion led to panic. The lucky ones made it out of the cities. The government collapsed. Militias took over, controlling the food supply and stockpiling weapons. We still don’t know why the power went out. But we’re hopeful someone will come and light the way.

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Revolution is an American post-apocalyptic science fiction television drama series that takes place 15 years after the start of a worldwide blackout. It was created by Eric Kripke and produced by J. J. AbramsBad Robot Productions for the NBC network. It debuted on September 17, 2012, and airs on Mondays at 10:00pm (ET).The network placed a series order in May 2012.Film director Jon Favreau directed the pilot episode. In October 2012, NBC picked it up for a full season of 22 episodes, which was later reduced to 20 episodes.

The show is filmed in and around Wilmington, North Carolina. Many of the scenes were shot in historic downtown Wilmington and on the campus of the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

In April 2013, the series was renewed for a second season of 22 episodes.

Main characters

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  • Billy Burke as Miles Matheson, a former U.S. Marine Corps sergeant-turned-tavern owner, pursued by the Monroe Republic Militia. As Ben Matheson’s brother, he is later revealed to be one of the founding fathers of the Monroe Republic, having established it with Sebastian Monroe after the collapse of the United States. He is also the former Commanding General of its militia and is responsible for making them as brutally efficient as they are now. However, he later became disillusioned with the Republic, unsuccessfully attempted to assassinate Monroe, and deserted, having depended on alcohol over guilt of the Republic’s atrocities against civilians. The militia now considers Miles a traitor and seeks to capture him as well as the rest of the Matheson family. Miles is shown expressing regret for his role with the militia although not without conflicted feelings about his former best friend Sebastian Monroe, who offered him his old job back after liberating Rachel. After rescuing Danny, Miles resolves to defeat Monroe once and for all when he realizes that the various pendants Rachel and Ben invented can grant Monroe massive firepower (including nuclear capability) against countless people who are reduced to fighting with swords and arrows after the blackout.

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  • Tracy Spiridakos as Charlotte “Charlie” Matheson, Ben Matheson’s daughter and Miles’s niece. Miles described her initially as unusual, insisting that it’s not meant as an insult. Charlie has strong remorse for the things around her in the new world and is very caring but is increasingly at odds with trying to find a balance between concern and self-preservation in the post-blackout society, often choosing to emulate her Uncle Miles more than her own family. After Rachel left, she took responsibility for looking after her brother Danny, whom she actively pursued in the first half of the season. After her brother’s death, she is determined to assist Miles in stopping Bass Monroe, while reconciling with her estranged mother.

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  • Elizabeth Mitchell as Rachel Matheson, Ben’s wife and Charlie and Danny’s mother, who is initially believed to have died following the blackout but later revealed to be alive and working under duress for Monroe. She has told Monroe about the existence of the pendants and provided other information to the militia concerning them and a need for amplification in order to enable vehicular use. Later, it is revealed that Rachel had been equally involved in the blackout as she and her husband know the exact science behind why it has happened. After learning that activated pendants can be tracked by Flynn, she seeks instead to destroy them as they are found instead of using them to counter Monroe.

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  • Zak Orth as Aaron Pittman, an MIT graduate, former Google executive and friend of Ben Matheson. Aaron was a teacher in the community, educating children about life before the blackout. He abandoned his wife after feeling unable to protect her from looters and thieves, leaving her with a group they were traveling with. Aaron has a great deal of suppressed guilt and remorse over abandoning his wife. Just before Ben’s death, Aaron was secretly entrusted with a pendant flash drive onto which Ben downloaded files from his computer just before the blackout. Aaron and Maggie decided to keep the pendant’s existence a secret from the rest of the group, fearing Miles’ reaction and complicating the pursuit of Danny’s captors; the others later discover the pendant’s existence, and it is eventually stolen by Nora’s sister (a double agent) and handed over to Sebastian Monroe. Once reunited with Rachel, Aaron is concentrating on the study of her notes and any information concerning the blackout. Rachel suspects that Ben deliberately cultivated a relationship with Aaron because unknown to Aaron, some of his early work in programming at MIT may have been used in the development of the nanites.

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  • Giancarlo Esposito as Major Tom Neville, a former insurance adjuster who joined the Monroe Republic militia after the blackout. As a Captain, Neville is the first antagonist in the story – his troops are responsible for both Ben Matheson’s death and Danny’s capture. He is very calculated and committed to the militia, seeking primarily to survive and to keep his own family safe. Originally a mild-mannered and compassionate family man, the blackout forced him to become more ruthless; he is frequently encouraged to be even more ruthless by his politically-ambitious wife who wishes for him to replace Sebastian Monroe as General. After promoted to Major upon the capture of Danny Matheson, Neville has lost favor with Monroe after his son defected and his subsequent capture by the Rebels (he later escapes) prevented him from completing a critical mission for Monroe. Realizing that Monroe will kill him for his failure, Neville and his wife defect to Georgia where he is rewarded for the intel he provides with a commission as a major in the Georgian militia. He now works with Miles Matheson who is leading the rebel forces and has joined with Georgia to fight Monroe. In the season finale he led a coup against Monroe.

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  • J.D. Pardo as Jason Neville (originally known under the alias “Nate Walker”), the son of Tom Neville and a former Lieutenant of the Monroe Militia tasked with tracking down Miles. While initially loyal to the Militia, he develops feelings for Charlie, which results in him choosing to protect her on several occasions. When the militia start hunting down the rebels with their helicopters, he defects from the militia as he views the massacres as inhumane. He joins the Rebellion to fight alongside Charlie, with a reluctant Miles refusing to trust his motivations until he agreed to help interrogate his own father. He has an extremely difficult relationship with Tom.

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  • David Lyons as President/General Sebastian “Bass” Monroe, a former U.S. Marine Corps sergeant who co-founded the Monroe Republic. He was the President (de facto dictator) of the Republic as well as the Commanding General of the militia. Monroe and Miles were best friends prior to the blackout, as they grew up and served together in the military, seeking at first to defend innocent people and restore order to society after the collapse using their combined military experience to organize a standing militia. Monroe knew the Matheson family well before the blackout and after Miles defected, he kept Rachel in seclusion letting the world believe she was dead for many years since she was key in turning electrical power back on. After Rachel’s escape, Bass is now cooperating with Randall Flynn, who has a limited but ample supply of the pendants and amplifiers to allow vehicles and weaponry to work under Monroe Republic control. He loses power in a coup and some of his men try to kill him.

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  • Daniella Alonso as Nora Clayton, a woman who has a history with Miles from a past relationship. She has connections to the rebels, who fight against the Monroe Republic to restore the United States of America as part of an organized Rebellion. Her primary expertise is in explosives, and Nora’s connections to the Rebellion help at various points throughout the Monroe Republic. Upon learning that her sister is alive and wants to return to Texas to seek out their family, Nora was going to leave Miles, Charlie, and Aaron to assault Bass, but after her sister betrays the Matheson family to the Militia in order to assure her and Nora free passage to Texas, Nora returns, rescuing them and leaving her sister to travel alone. While trying to help the group at a critical moment, she was killed in the season 1 finale, from massive blood loss after being shot.

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  • Graham Rogers as Danny Matheson, Charlie’s brother who gets captured by the militia. Danny is asthmatic and before being kidnapped, was constantly watched over by his sister. Similar to Charlie, Danny feels sympathetic for various people, and in a moment when Capt. Neville was vulnerable, chose to help free him and get recaptured rather than escape and let the Captain die from collapsing rubble. Danny is killed from random fire after shooting down a helicopter. Post-mortem, Rachel pulled a device out of Danny, which has a faint blinking light that is still working, years after the blackout. It is later learned that the nanites helped power the device to keep Danny alive.
  • Tim Guinee as Ben Matheson, Charlie and Danny’s father. Along with Rachel he initially developed the nano-robot technology that caused the blackout, which was researched and developed by the other scientists including Grace, John and others. Initially meant as a method of cheap green energy, the project’s failure had the unintended outcome of suppressing all electronic activity within a given radius. After the DOD deployed the nano-robots at an area of conflict, Ben was able to warn his family in Chicago and his brother Miles moments before the blackout occurred as the nano-bots spread out of control. Fifteen years later, he was murdered in the first episode by the Monroe Militia, and shortly before his death he sent his daughter to find his brother Miles in Chicago in order to help her find and rescue Danny. Ben’s past involvement in the story is revealed throughout the first season.
  • Anna Lise Phillips as Maggie Foster, a British medical doctor who became stranded and separated from her children following the blackout. She became Ben Matheson’s girlfriend following his wife’s supposed death. Maggie’s relationship with Charlie is often strained, since she is her de facto stepmother, but Maggie cares for Ben’s children as her own. She came to the Midwest and met Ben after failing to find a boat to cross the Atlantic to return to her own family in the United Kingdom. She is killed by a bandit during the pursuit for Danny.

Recurring characters

  • Colm Feore as Randall Flynn, the Assistant Secretary of Defense who was working with Ben Matheson and his team to fund and support their project to weaponize Ben’s research for military purposes in response to the death of his own son in Afghanistan. After the blackout, he seeks to “collect” the remaining scientists on the project (by force or by will) who worked with him in the Department of Defense in the continued production of pendants and amplifiers to further his own plans. Flynn has chosen to cooperate with the Monroe Republic after he became convinced that Monroe didn’t have “his own head up his ass” and provides enough information to re-enable the vehicles and weaponry that Monroe collected over the years. He committed suicide in the season 1 finale.
  • Maria Howell as Grace Beaumont, a woman who hides Danny from the Monroe Militia and also has a pendant matching the one Ben Matheson gave Aaron. It is revealed that as one of the scientists who worked at the Department of Defense, she is in contact via a computer with an unknown party until Randall Flynn abducted her. When Aaron and Maggie discover the house she lived in, the pendant she possessed was missing and her computer destroyed. Randall keeps her in captivity with other scientists fixing equipment in a secret location to further his pursuits.
  • Malik Yoba as Jim Hudson, an ex-Monroe Militia captain who helped Miles with his initial assassination attempt on Bass and defected after their failure. He went into hiding as a town librarian after marrying a local woman. Miles and Nora seek his help after Miles agrees to aid the Rebellion, but Jim refuses because Miles had abandoned him. After fending off a kill squad sent by Monroe to capture him, Jim ends up joining Miles after his wife witnesses him kill an attacker and learns about his past as a soldier. However in the 18th episode he is revealed to be a traitor. He is killed by Jason.
  • Leland Orser as John Sanborn, a scientist who worked with Ben and Rachel in developing the blackout technology. After Rachel and Miles sought him out for assistance, John captured them and turned them over to Randall for interrogation. Miles and Rachel escaped from capture, with John following Randall to Philadelphia to aid the Republic. He is killed by Jim in the 18th episode.
  • Kim Raver as Julia Neville, Captain Tom Neville’s wife and Jason’s mother. While supportive of her husband’s military efforts seeking to encourage his rise to power, she is also protective of Jason, and after learning of his defection from the militia, confronts Neville and agrees to leave her life of luxury and social elevation to be free of the Republic.
  • Mark Pellegrino as Jeremy Baker, a militia captain and former friend of Miles Matheson due to Miles rescuing him from murderous looters six months into the blackout. He is later executed when Monroe believes him to be behind an assassination attempt.
  • David Meunier as Will Strausser, a Sergeant in the Monroe Militia who admits his sociopathy adding that his militia work is a good fit. He was the only Sergeant who scared Miles when he was in the Militia. He offers Nora’s sister safe passage to Texas if she gives away the positions of her sister’s accomplices. After returning to Rachel, Strausser is killed by her after he threatens to kill her children in order to motivate her to complete an amplifier.
  • Maureen Sebastian as Priscilla Pittman, Aaron’s ex-wife. Aaron left her in a group after the blackout because he didn’t believe he had the capability to protect her. While traveling to the tower, Aaron finds her being held hostage and finally saves her by using brute force. She holds to much resentment towards him, though, and ultimately leaves him again.
  • Leslie Hope as President Kelly Foster, the president of the Georgia Federation.

Season 1

The series takes place in a post-apocalyptic dystopian future. All electricity on Earth has been disabled within a single night, ranging from computers and electronics to car and jet engines. Trains and cars stopped where they were, ships went dead in the water and fly-by-wire aircraft fell from the sky and crashed.

People were forced to adapt to a world without electricity over the next fifteen years. Due to the collapse of government and public order, many areas are now ruled by warlords and militias.

It starts with the surviving Matheson family: Ben, Charlie, and Danny, now living near what used to be Chicago, who possessed a pendant-shaped device (a USB flash drive contained in a pendant) that is the key to not only finding out what happened fifteen years ago, but also a possible way to reverse its effects. However, Sebastian Monroe, the General of the Monroe Militia and self-appointed President of the Monroe Republic, an area of the former United States east of the Mississippi River northward of Kentucky and the Carolinas, now possesses that power for himself seeking conquest of the entire former United States of America. The remaining Matheson family, joined initially by Miles Matheson, Aaron Pittman, and Nora Clayton now strive to counter the Monroe Militia. Monroe’s new benefactor, Randall Flynn, a former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense who 15 years earlier ordered the deployment of the weaponized technology that caused the blackout, now seeks to fortify Monroe in his efforts after Rachel escaped from his custody.

In Season 1 Episode 5, “Soul Train”, a map of North America is shown.The map showed the former continental United States, Canada, and Mexico divided into six parts: the Monroe Republic in the northeast, Maritime Provinces and Great Lakes region; the Georgia Federation in the southeast; the Plains Nation in the northern Midwest and Rocky Mountain states; Texas which controls portions of Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana; the California Commonwealth which has the Pacific Coast from Baja California to British Columbia; and the Wasteland in the vicinity of Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, and Mexico.

The same episode also indicates that the Georgia Federation and Plains Nation have allied against the Monroe Republic. Border skirmishing in southwest Illinois, near St. Louis, is mentioned.

According to the wife of Captain Thomas Neville (Julia) in a letter to her husband, the Monroe Republic capital of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is relatively safe; however, life outside west of Pittsburgh is subject to rebel attacks and other dangers such as bandits.

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NATIONS & FACTIONS

At the start of the series, North America has been split into at least six nations.

The Monroe Republic

Led by President and Commanding General Sebastian Monroe, the Monroe Republic appears to be a military dictatorship covering what used to be the North Eastern section of the United States, parts of Quebec and all of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. The capital of the Monroe Republic is Philadelphia with Independence Hall serving as the Capitol Building. The western border is the Mississippi River from Lake Superior to the Ohio River. The Southern Border appears to be the Ohio river, continuing to the western border of West Virginia, running south to the southern border of Virginia, then diagonally (possibly following the Roanoke River) to Albemarle Sound in North Carolina. The Eastern Border is the Atlantic Ocean from Albemarle Sound to Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and the Gulf of St Lawrence. The Northern Border appears to coincide with the northern border of the former United States from Duluth through the Great Lakes to the St Lawrence River, then follows the river to the Atlantic.

The Rebels

The Rebels are a faction fighting against the Monroe Militia. They profess to be fighting to restore the United States of America. They are now working with the Georgia Federation, which supplies the Rebels with more weapons and troops.

The Georgia Federation

The Georgia Federation is a prosperous nation led by President Kelly Foster, covering the former South Eastern United States. The capital of the Georgia Federation is Atlanta. Georgia has a tense relationship with the Monroe Republic, devolving into all-out war. The Northern Border appears to be the Ohio river, continuing to the western border of West Virginia, running south to the southern border of Virginia, then diagonally (possibly following the Roanoke River) to Albemarle Sound in North Carolina. The Eastern Border is the Atlantic Ocean from Albemarle Sound south to Florida. The Southern Border is the Gulf of Mexico from Florida to part way through Louisiana. The Western Border is the Mississippi River from the Ohio River south to approximately Baton Rouge, then due south to the Gulf of Mexico.

Texas

Little has been shown about the nation of Texas. They have had tension with the Monroe Republic for at least part of the time after the blackout, but the Monroe Republic did not want to go to war, assuming they would lose. The Eastern Border of Texas is the Mississippi River from the Arkansas River south to approximately the Atchafalaya River, then due south to the Gulf of Mexico. The extent south is unclear from the maps shown in the show (it extends further south than the map does), but it extends well into the former Mexico. The Western Border coincides with the western border of the US State of Texas north of the Rio Grande, but extends diagonally west from about midway between El Paso/Juárez and Big Bend to the Gulf of California.

Plains Nation

Not much is mentioned about the Plains Nation in the show. It is mentioned that in the Plains Nation, the only punishment for any crime is death. All of the main characters travel into the Plains Nation to get to a DOD facility in Colorado Springs known as “The Tower”.

California Commonwealth

Little is known about the California Commonwealth, other than the head-of-state is known as Governor Affleck. Monroe was set to send Jason Neville with an Emissary to California before Major Neville talked him out of sending his son. It is unknown if the emissary was sent or what relationship the Monroe Republic has with California. California takes up all of the land of the states of Baja California Sur, Baja California, California, Oregon, and Washington, as well as parts of Nevada and Idaho. The northern border is unclear as it extends past the edge of the map, but it appears to extend into British Columbia.

Wasteland

The Wasteland is not mentioned in the show, only shown on the map. It appears to take up parts of Mexico, Utah, Nevada, and Idaho, as well as all of New Mexico and Arizona.

United States of America

During the course of Season 1, the series plot line alludes to the Rebels’ intent to reestablish the United States of America. In the Season 1 finale, it is revealed that the last President of the United States and the remnants of the United States Government have been maintaining a government at the U.S. Naval Station at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

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