ABC’s ‘Revenge’ Officially Canceled After Four Seasons
McDreamy may not be the only loss ABC viewers will suffer as the current TV season comes to a close. After four seasons, Emily VanCamp will finally have her Revenge put out on ice, now that ABC has officially pulled the plug on its soapy drama.
Per Entertainment Weekly’s exclusive report, Revenge showrunner Sunil Nayar confirmed that the upcoming May 10 finale “Two Graves” would act as a curtain call for the entire series, effectively closing out Emily Thorne’s story, albeit with a tiny bit of wiggle room. Says Nayar of the end:
We can officially tell our fans that this will be the end of the story. We’ve been talking to the network and we all just wanted to make sure that we felt very confident. Now that everybody has seen the finale—which is fabulous—everybody understands that as much as we all adore the show, it has hit exactly the mark it needed to to end. This is the series finale of Revenge that will be airing in a couple weeks. […]
We certainly had a pitch of how the show could go on, but this is why I feel so grateful to the studio and the network because they also erred on the side of creativity. The show is still popular, it’s loved worldwide. I can see why all the arguments from even an economic standpoint to maybe keep it going, but at the end of the day—kind of like they had with Lost—they support creativity above all. They really got the sense with us as their partners that we all came up with a great way to end these stories.
Loosely adapted from The Count of Monte Cristo, the 2011 ABC series debuted strong in its first season with upwards of 10 million viewers, though subsequent years saw major decline, both in viewership and critical popularity. Now, who do we have to take revenge on to get Emily VanCamp back as Sharon Carter for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 3?
Should Revenge have gone any further than four seasons?
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