ABC's primtime soap opera Revenge is getting the Marvel Comics treatment. USA Today is reporting the series will become a graphic novel, titled Revenge: The Secret Origin of Emily Thorne. The book is set to be released on September 4, and was written by Erica Schultz and Ted Sullivan.
Henry Czerny is well-versed in the art of Revenge. As patriarch of the dysfunctional Grayson clan on the hit ABC sudser, the formally-trained Canadian actor gives just as good as he gets, when Conrad faces off against malevolent wife Victoria (Madeleine Stowe) and/or diabolical daughter-in-law Emily Thorne (Emily VanCamp).
I recently caught up with Czerny at TCA. He shared how the Graysons will continue to contend with Emily, now that she's under their roof. He also offers insight into Conrad's goals for his children and reveals which self-help guru he hopes his character eventually takes after.
Daytime Confidential: It seems like the Graysons have Emily where they want her. Now that she is in their house and has lied for them that Lydia shot her, how else are they going to torture her?
Henry Czerny: By living. The Graysons are going to torture Emily by somehow continuing on with their lives as despicable and dysfunctional as they are. That’s what’s going to continue. Emily’s going to get out of some stuff and get into some stuff, as one does when one goes for revenge. At the very beginning, Mike Kelley put on his description for the series for the first episode a Confucios saying, "Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves." In our pursuit of something we believe should happen, we have to get dirty in a way that the other people against us got dirty. READ MORE
Revenge fans will have to wait until March to watch the next episode of the show. Fortunately Barry Sloane, who plays Aiden, shared some scoop on his character’s tortured romance with Emily (Emily VanCamp), his almost-bromance with Jack (Nick Wechsler) and Nolan (Gabriel Mann) and whether the primetime soap will get steamier when it moves to 10 pm EST.
Daytime Confidential: Emily gave Aiden the heave ho. Do you think she really loves him deep down, or does she love revenge more than she could ever love a man?
Barry Sloane: I think she went through quite a trauma finding out that she couldn’t have children and what you’re going to see in the next episodes is something’s not quite right and that’s all I can say. The break-up came out of the blue and that’s how Aiden took it, I don’t understand where this is coming from, and the next few episodes shed some light on that.
It wasn't a good night for ABC's Sunday dramas. Revenge and Betrayal both earned series low ratings in the Adult 18-49 demographic, scoring 1.3 million and 0.7 million viewers respectively. Unfortunately, the Mouse House was no match for the NFC Championship Game on Fox.
Victoria Grayson (Madeleine Stowe) has her daughter-in-law right where she wants her tonight on Revenge. Will Emily Thorne (Emily VanCamp) regain her memories about the night of her shooting, in time to turn the tables of Daniel (Joshua Bowman) and her monster-in-law? Watch a sneak peek of tonight's episode of Revenge after the jump!