Alive and Schticking: James Tupper to be a Series Regular on Revenge’s Fourth Season

Courtesy of EntertainmentOutlook
Courtesy of EntertainmentOutlook

SPOILER WARNING: IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN THE SEASON THREE FINALE OF REVENGE, GO WATCH, THEN COME BACK

There’s a whole lot on the revengenda for the next season of Revenge, the first thing being sorting out this whole “David Clarke has been alive the whole time” thing. It looks like we won’t just be seeing David in the occasional flashback anymore since James Tupper, the man behind Clarke, has been cast as a series regular according to TVLine. 

Tupper has appeared in all three seasons of Revenge in flashback sequences, geared towards helping us understand his, Emily’s and sometimes Victoria’s backstory. In these flashbacks we have seen him enamoured with Victoria, caring for Emily and, well, getting stabbed in prison.

Clarke’s “resurrection” has set the stage for an interesting reunion between father and daughter, and (fingers crossed) a complicated run in with the love of his life who betrayed him – the one and only Victoria Grayson. Lets not forget the fact that Clarke was a mentor of sorts to Nolan, who will not be impressed that this man who he looked up to has kept the fact that he was alive secret from him and Clarke’s daughter, who happens to be Nolan’s BFF. Really David. Such confusion.

Revenge showrunner Sunil Nayer recently divulged to TVLine that, “Victoria and Emily are both going to have to reckon with what they’ve done in his name over the last 20 years,” when it is revealed to them that this man, who they thought was dead for so long, is actually alive.

“It’s fun because, for the first time, the audience knows something that none of the people on the show do,” Nayar joked, pointing out that now the audience knows Clarke is alive and knows what he did to Conrad.

Nayar ensured us that “the David that’s eventually going to come back to town isn’t going to be the David that the people in the Hamptons know. The viewers have seen him and know what he’s capable of. That’s a fun dynamic we’ve never gotten to play with before.”

Is it just us, or does this fourth season need to premiere tomorrow. This season has been set up to be, what could be, the darkest season of Revenge to date.

Brittany Goldfield Rodrigues
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