Set to join ABC’s primetime line-up this fall is Revenge
, a drama series starring Emily Van Camp, which will top off Wednesday night following the network's two-hour block of comedies. Will Revenge
be a suspenseful, vengeful drama or just another primetime soap?
Reading ABC’s description for the show, I thought the series sounded intriguing. A mysterious girl arrives in the Hamptons with baggage full of drama and scores to settle could make for an interesting series. However, the clips (below) aren’t really selling this one for me just yet. Then again, there’s a distinct soap-opera feel to the series that may appeal to other viewers (especially those whose favorite soap operas are coming to an end).
Below is ABC’s synopsis for the series and further down are a few clips from the premiere episode:
Wealth, beauty and status define the people in this town, but one woman is willing to destroy everyone for the sake of revenge.
Emily Thorne (Emily Van Camp) is new to the Hamptons. She's met some of her wealthy neighbors, has made a few new friends and seemingly blends into the town. But something is a little odd about a young girl living in a wealthy town all on her own, and the truth is that Emily isn't exactly new to the neighborhood. In fact, this was once her old neighborhood, until something bad happened that ruined her family and their reputation. Now Emily is back, and she's returned to right some of those wrongs in the best way she knows how - with a vengeance.
Revenge stars Madeleine Stowe (We Were Soldiers, The Last of the Mohicans) as Victoria
Grayson, Emily Van Camp (Brothers & Sisters, Everwood) as Emily Thorne, Gabriel Mann (The Bourne Identity) as Nolan Ross, Henry Czerny (Mission: Impossible, Clear and Present Danger) as Conrad Grayson, Ashley Madekwe (Secret Diary of a Call Girl) as Ashley Davenport, Nick Wechsler (Roswell) as Jack Porter, Josh Bowman (Prowl) as Daniel Grayson, Christa B. Allen (13 Going on 30) as Charlotte Grayson and Connor Paolo (Gossip Girl) as Declan Porter.
Revenge will begin airing Wednesdays this Fall (2011), 10:00-11:00 p.m., ET.
CLICK HERE to view ABC’s Fall 2011 Primetime Schedule.