While we still have a wait of over two months until “Revenge” does return to ABC for season 2, doesn’t some more casting information help to soothe the pain a little bit?
The newest addition to the series is someone who already has an extensive background of film and television behind her, and she is currently being featured on the final season of Showtime’s “Weeds” as the older sister to Mary-Louise Parker’s Nancy — Jennifer Jason Leigh. So who is she playing here? Reports are that she is going to be taking on he much-coveted role of Emily Thorne’s mother and will recur for multiple episodes.
Admittedly, Leigh was not the first actress that jumped into our head after hearing that she was cast for the big part — however, she has shown enough range over her career that she should be able to work without too many problems. The one thing we are exceptionally curious to see is if and when she and Emily VanCamp’s characters cross paths — and how that will end up turning out. We’re assuming that there are plenty of questions that are going to need answers, and we also want to know whether or not Leigh’s character possesses some of the same butt-kicking traits as her daughter.
Season 2 of “Revenge” is kicking off production now, and will air on Sunday nights for the first time this fall following new episodes of “Once Upon a Time.” However, there has been no specific air date announced just yet, and it could theoretically be as late as mid-October if ABC is hoping to cut back on repeats and ensure that the audience sticks around for the entire season versus finding something new to watch during a lengthy hiatus.
What do you think about Leigh’s casting? To check out some other coverage of some new “Revenge” characters, be sure to head over here.