Revenge (2011–2015)
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Emily Thorne rents the Southhampton home she once shared with her father before he was framed, and sets her plan of revenge into motion.


Phillip Noyce


Mike Kelley (created by), Mike Kelley




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Madeleine Stowe ... Victoria Grayson
Emily VanCamp ... Emily Thorne (as Emily Vancamp)
Gabriel Mann ... Nolan Ross
Henry Czerny ... Conrad Grayson
Ashley Madekwe ... Ashley Davenport
Nick Wechsler ... Jack Porter
Josh Bowman ... Daniel Grayson (as Joshua Bowman)
Connor Paolo ... Declan Porter
Christa B. Allen ... Charlotte Grayson
James Tupper ... David Clarke
Amber Valletta ... Lydia Davis
Brian Goodman ... Carl Porter
Christina Chang ... Karrie Thurgood
Emily Alyn Lind ... Amanda Clarke
Lindsey Garrett ... Melissa


17 years ago, little Amanda Clarke unwittingly witnessed a plot between her father's lover Victoria and her husband, hedge-fund CEO Conrad Grayson, to frame her unsuspecting father David, his subordinate manager, for their fraud, and was later sent to jail herself. David's former business protégé and sole remaining confident Nolan Ross, now Wall Street's golden wonder boy, insists to help after recognizing her, despite her new persona as socialite Emily Thorne, a newcomer in the Hamptons summer party circuit, over which his wife Victoria 'reigns'. Conrad Grayson has an induced pseudo-cardiac crisis at the right time to expose his affair with Victoria's best friend Lydia Davis, who is quickly but discretely expelled. Written by KGF Vissers

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Release Date:

21 September 2011 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Long Island, New York, USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Two of the actors play characters whose names are same as their real name: Emily VanCamp plays Emily Thorne, while Ashley Madekwe plays Ashley Davenport. See more »


[first lines]
Emily Thorne: When I was a little my understanding of revenge was as simple as the Sunday school proverbs it hid behind. Neat little morality slogans, like 'Do unto others' and 'Two wrongs don't make a right.' But two wrongs can never make a right because two wrongs can never equal each other. For the truly wronged real satisfaction can only be found in one of two places absolute forgiveness or mortal vindication. This is not a story about forgiveness."
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References 8 Mile (2002) See more »


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17 December 2015 | by arconnerSee all my reviews

The first episode in a great series. I just started this show about two weeks ago and it stunned me from the start. Now I am always "picky" with the shows I watch. If I'm not impressed by the pilot, then I never come back to it. If the pilot was great, I try the next two or three episodes because sometimes the first can fool you and then the show just sucks from there.

But not with Revenge. This pilot will hook you and so will the entire first season. If you are thinking of watching this show I highly recommend you do. But let's be honest if you're reading this right now you've probably already seen the first episode. The reviews are where we come when we're bored and need something to do.

If I'm wrong and you're thinking about starting this, then STOP READING NOW! JUST WATCH THE SHOW! HIT PLAY ALREADY! And if you're still reading this, you are either still having second thoughts or you're just not interested.

Either way this is a wonderful pilot episode and I bet you will love it as much as I did, or maybe even more.

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