Here’s a conspiracy worthy of the Initiative: Revenge‘s story might not be entirely over just yet. … Maybe.
Though the ABC drama wrapped its four-season run in May, there had long been speculation that it might live on in another form — partially due to the spinoff-worthy nature of Nolan’s ending, but also because of Kingmakers, a drama pilot from Revenge producer Sallie Patrick.
“The idea had been floated that a character or two from Revenge could show up on her show,” Revenge showrunner Sunil Nayar told TVLine in May. “The idea was to build [the two shows] in the same universe.”
Unfortunately, the pilot — which starred Kristin Bauer van Straten (True Blood), Adrian Pasdar (Heroes), Michael Trevino (The Vampire Diaries) and Colin Woodell (The Originals), among others — wasn’t ordered to series for the 2015–2016 season, dashing fans’ hopes for even a partial spinoff.
But at the Television Critics Association summer press tour on Tuesday, ABC president Paul Lee addressed the decision not to order Kingmakers — and his answer came with a tiny gift for hopeful Revenge fans.
“We didn’t land that pilot but … it’s a wonderful brand; it’s known around the world. That doesn’t preclude us from doing it again.”
Revenge fans, are you hoping we get to revisit that world someday, or is it time we all move on from the Hamptons? Drop a comment with your thoughts below.