'Revenge' Casting: Barry Sloane Becomes a Series Regular
'Revenge' Casting: Barry Sloane Becomes a Series Regular
Laurel Brown
Laurel Brown
Senior Writer, BuddyTV
I guess it's time to get used to Aiden.

Emily's murderous, vengeful and kind-of-hot ex will be sticking around the Hamptons for awhile, it seems. Barry Sloane, the British actor who plays Aiden Mathis, has had his recurring role upped to a regular part on Revenge season 2. Find out more about this and what's coming for Aiden here.

Deadline.com first reported the casting news. Barry Sloane will make his first appearance as a Revenge regular in episode 14 of the current season 2. He will then appear in all 9 of the remaining episodes airing in the spring. The new deal has an option for Sloane to return as a regular in season 3 as well.

This is actually pretty big on Revenge. Sloane's promotion marks the very first upping of a recurring character to a regular role since the show began. A few recurring characters -- Margarita Levieva's Amanda and Ashton Holmes' Tyler being the most notable -- have looked ready to make the leap, but no one has.

What does this mean for the prominence of Aiden in season 2? We can't say for sure, but at least Aiden looks certain to make it to the end of the season alive. Can't say that for everyone...

Speaking of people not making it to the end of the season, there is a very good chance that Aiden will have something to do with the sinking of Jack's boat (according to TVGuide.com). At the beginning of the Revenge season 2 premiere, we caught a glimpse of the Amanda, lost at the bottom of the sea. At least one person appears to have died in the sinking. The events of the first part of the season are expected to lead up to this tragic event.

Whatever Aiden's role in the disaster, it may impact his relationship with Emily. That relationship should grow stronger in the time between now and then, however. Despite their anger at one another, that shared sense of vengeance will definitely be enough to create some sparks between these students of Takeda.

Revenge airs Sundays at 9pm on ABC.

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