What does “Revenge’s” Emily Thorne have in common with Spider-Man, Iron Man, The Hulk, Thor and Captain America? She’ll be the star of her own comic book, of course!
USA Today reports that ABC has partnered with Marvel Comics to bring “Revenge: The Secret Origin of Emily Thorne” to comic book stores. Written by Erica Schultz and television writer Ted Sullivan, the book is scheduled to hit shelves on Wednesday, September 3.
“The parts of the history we’re bursting to tell is the origin of the woman you see that shows up in the pilot, as differentiated from the girl who was thrown into (juvenile detention) when her dad was taken from her,” says “Revenge” executive producer Sunil Nayar. “We’re going to the beginning where when things don’t fall into place, she has to think fast on her feet… And she doesn’t have the experience she has on the show, so there’s going to be more mistakes and fumbles.”
According to Deadline Hollywood, Gretchen Berg and Aaron Harberts have been named executive producers of ABC’s “Revenge.” In their new position, after signing new two year deals with ABC Studios, the duo will join executive producer Sunil Nayar, who recently replaced series creator Mike Kelley as showrunner, as the leaders of the just renewed Sunday night soap opera. Their appointment begins with the shows third season premiering in the fall.
Berg and Harberts have previously teamed together on several ABC programs including the short-lived “Off the Map,” “GCB” and “Pushing Daisies.” They’ve also teamed together as executive producers/co-showrunners of NBC’s short-lived “Mercy” and creators/executive producers of The WB’s short-lived “Pepper Dennis.”