Co-produced by Supernatural creator Eric Kripke and JJ Abrams, Revolution is set in a future world in which all forms of energy have mysteriously ceased to exist, and series lead Miles (Billy Burke) is on the run from a dictatorship headed by Esposito's character.
"I feel like he's doing what he's doing for a reason, and he's trying to help people really realise that they do need order in their lives and he's trying to protect them, sometimes from themselves, many times from maybe marauders or people who are trying to hurt them, but he also want to turn them to his side," the former Breaking Bad star told Hitfix.
"He wants to figure out how they can believe that the dictatorship would be the best thing for them."
Esposito, who is most famous for his Breaking Bad role as all-powerful drug lord Gus Fring, went on to discuss his tendency towards playing villainous characters.
"I don't think anyone is black and white and I think we change our minds and our attitudes about certain things as we grow to our maturity," he mused.
"I think many people have contradictions to them and I love characters that deal with those contradictions. I do play villains."
Esposito recently received his first Emmy nomination for the fourth season of Breaking Bad.
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Revolution will premiere in full on Monday, September 17 at 10/9c. Watch the trailer below: