Rumors of a Revenge reunion had the internet in a frenzy on Wednesday (February 26) as reports claimed that ABC confirmed a revival of the popular sitcom for 2021.
UPDATE 27/02/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Can you believe it's been 8 years since Revenge first aired?! (8 years, 5 months, 6 days to be exact.)
Why in the world did Revenge end?
When Revenge came to an end after 4 years in May 2015, million viewers tuned in to say goodbye to Emily Thorne/Amanda Clarke (Emily VanCamp), Conrad Grayson (Henry Czerny) and Victoria Grayson (Madeleine Stowe). And since then, they have been itching for a reunion.
Would a Revenge reunion disappoint people?
Revenge aired from 2011-2015 and is considered one of the most influential TV shows ever on pop culture. Although no original episodes have been shot since, it has remained a regular feature on many station's schedules. But VanCamp said she's not sure if Revenge would work today. “I don't want to see old Emily Thorne/Amanda Clarke,” she told a journalist (VanCamp turned 33 in May). “Everyone’s going to have different vision of what the character is like, so to have that materialize is going to disappoint most people,” she added.
Still hoping for a Revenge movie?
In a recent interview, Jennifer Jason Leigh (who played Kara Clarke-Murphy) said she can't imagine a Revenge reunion hitting the big screen. “I'd rather people go, ‘Oh, please! Please!’ than ‘I can't believe you did that. It was horrible.’”
Co-star Burn Gorman (who played Mr. Trask in 2013) has also previously explained, “It would be terrible to do something and have it not be good,”. “It was so terrific ... If we did a Revenge movie and it sucked, then it would, you know, blemish it.”
On the subject of whether there could be a Revenge film, Ashton Holmes stated : “I think it's a bit of a case of ‘the book is better than the movie’.”
What about a Revenge reboot?
Recasting Revenge for a modern reboot. Hollywood is known for remaking remakes of films or tv series and the studios might think it would be great to bring the story back with a new set of characters.
Be it in the form of a Revenge reunion, a Revenge movie, or a Revenge reboot, if you had to start filming today, who would you cast in what role?
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