The project comes from Steven Spielberg's Amblin TV
Depending on whether ABC goes forward on alien drama pilot, “The Visitors,” this casting may be a spoiler alert for “Revenge” fans.
Barry Sloane has been cast as Wes on the project from Steven Spielberg's Amblin TV, the actor's representative told TheWrap.
“The Visitors” depicts a race against the clock to defeat an unseen alien enemy out to destroy the world using our most precious resource against us.
Wes is a former FBI agent, who's currently with the Special Projects Division of the Defense department which investigates military threats best kept secret from the public. He's married to Lena and a father to a 9-year-old named Minx, though he places his career above family. While investigating a shocking discovery in the Algerian desert, Wes becomes wrapped up in the biggest discovery of all time — we aren't alone in the universe.
Represented by Innovative Artists, Silver Lining Entertainment and BWH (UK), Sloane has played Aiden Mathis on ABC's “Revenge” since Season 2. The English actor's other TV credits include BBC medical drama, “Holby City” and Channel 4 soap operas “Hollyoaks” and “Brookside.”
“The Vistors” will be executive produced and written by “Juno” producer Soo Hugh. Dawn Olmstead’s production company, Grady Girl, will co-produce with Amblin TV.
TVLine first reported the casting.