It's Official: Revenge's Barry Sloane Joins ABC's Alien-Themed Pilot The Visitors

Barry Sloane The VisitorsThis may turn out to be the Best. News. Ever. for fans of Emily and Jack.

As first hinted by TVLine earlier this month, Barry Sloane — the third prong of Revenge‘s Jack-Emily-Aiden triangle — has joined the cast of ABC’s alien-themed pilot The Visitors, TVLine has learned.

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Produced by Steven Spielberg’s Amblin TV, The Visitors chronicles a race against the clock to defeat an unseen alien enemy out to destroy the world using our most precious resource against us.

Sloane will play Wes, a former FBI agent now with the Special Projects Division of the Defense department who investigates military threats that are better off solved outside the public’s knowledge. Married to Lena, and the father of 9 year old Minx, he’s unfortunately become a career man first, and a family man second. Assigned to investigate a shocking discovery in the Algerian desert, Wes will find himself embroiled in history’s most explosive event – the realization that we are in fact not alone in this world.

Under the Dome scribe Soo Hugh is penning the script and noted video director Mark Romanek is set to helm the pilot.

What does this mean for Aiden on Revenge? An ABC insider says Sloane’s role in a possible fourth season “is still being determined.”