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.

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  1. Bluesky says:

    Courtney is a very good actor,really underrated.

  2. Tay says:

    Great a guy who once played a lawyer is playing a lawyer yet again. That’s typecasting right there.

  3. Amy says:

    Great news!

    But Revenge isn’t back until Match?! Kill me!

  4. Tim says:

    Uggh. I thought he was downright awful in FLASHFORWARD. At least on REVENGE he’ll probably be playing a subsidiary character. Unless he turns out to be Ashley’s father?

  5. Tami says:

    i watched a new Revenge last night….