Mike Kelley and the rest of the team behind “Revenge” most really like what they are seeing with Barry Sloane at the moment as Aiden; after all, the actor has just been promoted to a series regular a few episodes into the show’s second season.
It’s not necessarily a jaw-dropper to see someone get this sort of promotion during production, especially since we actually saw it rather recently from Colin O’Donoghue (Captain Hook) on “Once Upon a Time” before his debut episode even aired. However, what makes this news (which was first reported by Deadline) particularly interesting is that we did not particularly see Aiden thus far as a character who was going to be anything more than a fleeting love interest for Emily VanCamp’s character of Emily Thorne, especially since she also has a pair of other characters in Jack and Daniel who have drawn attention from her in the past.
This promotion does not guarantee that we will see Sloane back for a potential third season, but there is an option that he could continue forward as a regular if it happens. The “series regular” status will officially kick in with the 14th episode of the season slated to air next year, and it will carry him through the remainder of the year. It’s definitely a major coup for the British thesp, who was not a household name to many Americans prior to the start of this show.
What is your reaction to this news, and do you like what you have seen from Aiden so far when it comes to helping Emil discover that her mom is still alive? If you want to take a look back at one of the biggest stunners on “Revenge” thus far this season, you can do so over at the link here.