‘Revenge’ Creator Mike Kelley Inks Deal With HBO

The showrunner previously announced that he was exiting the ABC program

Mike Kelley, who created the ABC drama “Revenge” but left in April, has entered an overall deal with HBO.

Under the deal, Kelley and his producing partner, Melissa Loy, will create and develop projects for the premium cable channel.

“Revenge,” set in the Hamptons and starring Emily VanCamp and Madeleine Stowe, wrapped its second season May 12. Kelley announced his departure shortly before then, saying that he was leaving after arriving at a “difficult mutual decision.”

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“In a difficult mutual decision between myself and ABC Studios, the end of my current contract will mark my final season as showrunner for ‘Revenge,'” Kelley said at the time.