Emily’s search for vengeance is quickly coming to an end. ‘Revenge’ will ends its run after four seasons, the executive producer of the ABC series confirms.
It’s time for Emily (Emily VanCamp) to put the cap back on the red sharpie because Revenge has been cancelled by ABC. Executive producer Sunil Nayar confirms that the beloved series will end its run after four seasons.
‘Revenge’ Cancelled — ABC Ends Series After Four Seasons
“We can officially tell our fans that this will be the end of the story,” Sunil told Entertainment Weekly. “We’ve been talking to the network and we all just wanted to make sure that we felt very confident. Now that everybody has seen the finale—which is fabulous—everybody understands that as much as we all adore the show, it has hit exactly the mark it needed to to end. This is the series finale of Revenge that will be airing in a couple weeks.”
The upcoming finale, airing May 10, will serve as the series finale. Of course, this isn’t a total surprise. Fans have suspected for quite some time that the current season would be its last. Emily, who finally revealed her true identity as Amanda Clarke, came pretty darn close to realizing her original plan for revenge against the Graysons. And when Victoria (Madeleine Stowe) killed herself, it seemed like the perfect time for the series to end. But that doesn’t mean Sunil didn’t have plans for a fifth season.
“We certainly had a pitch of how the show could go on, but this is why I feel so grateful to the studio and the network because they also erred on the side of creativity,” Nayar said. “The show is still popular, it’s loved worldwide. I can see why all the arguments from even an economic standpoint to maybe keep it going, but at the end of the day—kind of like they had with Lost—they support creativity above all. They really got the sense with us as their partners that we all came up with a great way to end these stories.”
Nayar said there will be closure for fans, but “there’s a tiny little cliffhanger in the series finale. We don’t want people to get weary of the stories we’re telling, so we felt like they deserve an ending to this novel that Mike Kelley started four years ago. I really feel like the last couple chapters are worthy of the first many.”
The cliffhanger may actually support the theory that the ABC pilot The Kingmakers is actually a spinoff of Revenge, EW claims. (Interesting.)
‘Revenge’ Series Finale — Will Emily Die?
The real question on our minds, though, is — will Emily/Amanda die in the series finale, titled “Two Graves”?
“There are epic emotional moments in the finale,” Nayar said. “There are really shocking things that happen in the finale. It’s a tricky thing because the fans are such passionate lovers of the show and we really want to give them what they want, but the hard part about a finale in a show like this is you want to give them some of what they want, some of what they don’t know they want yet and some of what they never expected, and it needs to be a perfect mix of all those things. I truly believe our finale is the perfect mix of all those three things. I think they’re going to be extremely satisfied.”
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