Soap-on-steroids drama Revenge returns to RTÉ Two tonight for a third season and a double bill of Hamptons glamour and intrigue.

The show stars former Brothers & Sisters cast regular Emily VanCamp as Emily Thorne, a back-from-the-dead girl avenging her dead father, a framed executive.

She makes it her mission to infiltrate the super-rich, upper Hamptons society and exact revenge on the people who set up her father.

In tonight’s opening episode, the summer season kicks off in The Hamptons as Emily Thorne's course of revenge is renewed and set against an unexpected timeline.

Later, Emily's next target takes her into unchartered, sacred terrain, as the former Grayson Global executive she's hunting is a reformed clergyman.

Meanwhile, Victoria - superbly played by an ice-cold Madeline Stowe - makes a bold move with Patrick, and Margaux presents Daniel with an intriguing proposal.

Revenge season 3 begins on RTÉ Two tonight (TuesdayJanuary 7) at 9.00pm.

Click here to view a Revenge season 3 trailer