Zap2it chatted with showrunner Sunil Nayar about one particularly twisted storyline involving the devilish Conrad Grayson (Henry Czerny) and Ashley Davenport (Ashley Madekwe) that he always wished could have made it onto the show.
“[Writer] Aaron Harper had a pitch — and this was for Season 2 that I just thought was so magnificent — that Conrad was going to adopt Ashley so she could get all of his money,” says Nayar. “There are the certain moments where you’re like, ‘Oh, that would have been great if we could have done it.'”
Although Nayar says he doesn’t have any other could-have-been twists that he regrets not including on the show, he is “sort of sad” that “Revenge” wasn’t able to focus on the smaller supporting characters as much the main characters.
“The only storyline that I’ve always been sort of sad we didn’t spend more time with, because we want to focus on our main characters … is characters like Gina Torres, who played Natalie [Waters] in that three-episode arc, or Tommy Flanagan, who played Malcolm Black,” says Nayar. “These are characters I certainly wish we could have spent more time with, but we found that their presence was going to start to shift the focus of the show.”