Emily VanCamp Cast As Lead In ABC “Revenge” Pilot

Otherwise known as “Rebecca” from the hit drama Brothers & Sisters, Emily VanCamp has been cast as the lead in a new ABC pilot called “Revenge“. VanCamp left B&S to pursue other projects, which at the time I thought was a big mistake – who would choose to leave a hit show like B&S? So, writers made her character move away as the result of a combination of the fact that she fell out of love with her husband, her mother suffered from amnesia and couldn’t remember her anymore, and she got a big job offer in New York.

Well, the real life job offer for VanCamp is the lead in this new pilot that is a described as “a contemporary re-imagining of The Count of Monte Cristo from a female perspective and centers on Emily Thorn (VanCamp), a mysterious young woman who comes to the Hamptons to exact revenge on the people who destroyed her family.”

Sounds like she may have made the right decision after all in leaving Brothers & Sisters. I’m certainly intrigued by the idea of the show and certainly love her as an actress…the only think I’m unsure of is how long can this “revenge” of hers last? I doesn’t sound like something that could go on for five seasons, as B&S has so far. But who knows, maybe it’s a lot more complex that I can comprehend right now.

Can’t wait to see who else gets cast in this new ABC drama!