A new ABC show slated to air this Fall takes place in a well-known area on Long Island: The Hamptons.
The Hamptons–where wealth and social status defines you–is also the place Emily Thorne is seeking revenge.
“Hamlet, Medea, Captain Ahab, Charles Bronson. The icons of vengeance teach us that for the truly wronged, real satisfaction can only be found in one of two places: absolute forgiveness or mortal vindication,” said Emily in the new ABC series “Revenge.”
“Revenge” is certainly not the first show to call The Hamptons home.
“Royal Pains,” on the USA Network is also set in the popular summer vacation destination for celebrities. ABC’s new show, however, is definitely offering something different.
The show follows Emily Thorne, played by Emily Van Camp, a woman who is new to the Hamptons, or so it seems. As she makes herself comfortable in her new home, truth of Emily’s past is revealed–it isn’t a new home. Emily once lived in the Hamptons until something bad happened that ruined her family and their reputation.
According to the Revenge Facebook page; one by one, she’s going to make them pay. When it comes to revenge, money is no object, because only an eye for an eye will ever make things right. Emily’s main target is Victoria, played by Madeleine Stowe, a powerful and cunning woman who holds the key to Emily’s past … and perhaps her future. As we flash back and forth between the past and the present, Emily tries to ignore ties to her old life. Whatever the danger, Emily refuses to be distracted from her mission. When everything you love has been taken, revenge is all you have left.
Actors in the series include, Madeleine Stowe as Victoria Grayson, Emily Van Camp as Emily Thorne, Henry Czerny as Conrad Grayson, Gabriel Mann as Nolan Ross and Ashley Madekwe as Ashley Davenport.