Revolution's bad guy may leave viewers a little confused

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Krystal Clark
Dec 17, 2012

Revolution's Giancarlo Esposito is letting us in on a secret: His villainous character, Captain Tom Neville, isn't a bad as we think. There's more to his story, and fans are going to have an interesting time figuring him out.

Revolution takes place in a world without electricity. Society is slowly rebuilding itself 15 years after everything went dark. Esposito's Captain Neville is one of the higher-ups in the established Monroe Republic. He's being marketed as the Big Bad who will stop the virtuous Matheson clan at every turn. But is this former insurance adjuster turned militia leader as horrible as they say?

In a recent interview, Esposito explained that Neville isn't your typical villain.

"I think people are going to be confused as to whether he's a good or bad guy," said Esposito. "Right in the beginning, you know or are led to believe that he's absolutely a bad guy, but then you're going to see him have compassion, and you're going to be maybe a little confused. He has a heart."

So what's his goal? At his core, he's just trying to keep things in order. Unfortunately, that means butting heads with a few folks along the way.

"Neville has been on the road, on this horse, for probably two years," he said. "He has [a task to complete], and along the way, he tries to enforce what the new law is, which is that you cannot bear arms, you cannot own trade or have any arms at all—which might be a good thing, given the state of our society today and things that are going on currently."

See Neville in action and make your own decision when Revolution premieres Sept. 17 on NBC.

(via HuffPost TV)