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Revenge Scoop: Former Law & Order ADA Courtney B. Vance Joins Cast as [Spoiler]

Revenge‘s flash forward beachfront murder plot thickens: Onetime Law & Order: Criminal Intent ADA Courtney B. Vance is joining the ABC thriller as a high-powered defense attorney who’s tasked with representing the not-yet-revealed prime suspect of the the not-yet-revealed victim.

His character, Ben Barnett, is described as a take-charge defense lawyer who bursts onto the scene and takes control of all aspects of his client’s situation, organizing a “war-room” and assigning roles to everyone connected to his client. He is not always the nicest guy, but he’s the best at what he does.

Revenge resumes its freshman run on Feb. 8. Vance — who’s currently co-starring in the big-screen musical Joyful Noise — will makes his debut in March.