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.

Comments (9)

  • Courtney is a very good actor,really underrated.

    Comment by Bluesky – January 19, 2012 10:29 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Great a guy who once played a lawyer is playing a lawyer yet again. That’s typecasting right there.

    Comment by Tay – January 19, 2012 10:36 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Great news!

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

    Comment by Amy – January 19, 2012 10:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • No it returns on Feb. 8

      Comment by fernando – January 19, 2012 11:04 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • We have to wait until the beginning of sweeps?! I’m not liking this.

        Has anyone noticed that the more intense the story has gotten, the more intense the waves in the opening sequence have become?

        Comment by Joann – January 19, 2012 11:24 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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?

    Comment by Tim – January 19, 2012 11:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • OK, now we know the posting name of an out-of-work actor who lost out on this role to Courtney B. Vance….

      Comment by lauren – January 19, 2012 01:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • i watched a new Revenge last night….

    Comment by Tami – January 19, 2012 01:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Last new one until the 8th would have been last night…

      Comment by Sav – January 19, 2012 03:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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