ABC has turned to classic literature for the inspiration for its soapy new drama “Revenge.”
The series, which will air at 10 p.m. ET Wednesdays in the fall, is based loosely on “The Count of Monte Cristo” as it follows a young woman (Emily VanCamp of “Brothers & Sisters” and “Everwood”) who’s out to bring down the wealthy, powerful people who ruined her family.
She returns to her former home in the Hamptons and sets out to get her own kind of justice. The show from creator Mike Kelley (“Swingtown”) also stars Madeleine Stowe, Gabriel Mann, Ashley Madekwe, Henry Czerny, Nick Wechsler, Josh Bowman, Christa B. Allen and Connor Paolo. Here’s a clip from the pilot: