May 31, 2013 10:23am PT by Michael O'Connell
Ashley Madekwe to Depart 'Revenge' in Third Season
Revenge continues to make changes on camera and behind the scenes.
The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that actress Ashley Madekwe is departing the series after being a regular for the first two seasons. She joins Connor Paolo, whose character was killed off in the sophomore finale, as the second castmember to leave amid big changes to the production team.
Creator and showrunner Mike Kelley and producing partner Melissa Loy left the series at the conclusion of the recent season. Executive producer Sunil Nayar is taking lead on the ABC soap, which drew criticism for its sophomore storylines and and saw a ratings dip in its move to Sunday.
Though Madekwe's option was not picked up for storyline purposes, she will return to Revenge for the third-season premiere.
Madekwe's other TV credits include BBC America's Bedlam and Showtime's Secret Diary of a Call Girl.