Revenge Casts CW Heartthrob as Victoria's Long-Lost Son!

Justin Hartley will appear in multiple episodes as the integral character Patrick

By Kristin Dos Santos Jul 12, 2013 12:05 PMTags
Justin Hartley, Madeleine StoweLORENZO AGIUS /The CW, ABC/COLLEEN HAYES

Another hot brother is coming to the Grayson family on Revenge!

E! News can exclusively report that Justin Hartley (Smallville, Emily Owens M.D.) has signed on to play the pivotal role of Patrick, the long-lost son of Victoria (Madeleine Stowe). He will appear in a multi-episode arc and we'll meet him in the season three premiere this fall.

Revenge's season two finale ended with a smashing cliffhanger—Patrick appeared at the Graysons' doorstep, and though we never saw his face, the very sight of him shocked Victoria enough to make her drop her glass, shattering it on the floor. Patrick's return will assuredly send shockwaves through the Hamptons in the new season.

Justin Hartley was a fan favorite on Smallville, playing Oliver Queen (Arrow) in the final seasons as a series regular. The 36-year-old actor also played the title role of Aquaman in a failed pilot for the CW, and last appeared on television in the canceled series Emily Owens M.D.

Though fans don't yet know much about Patrick, we know Victoria gave birth to him at age 16 and then gave him away to a nun when he was only 6 months old so that she could attend art school in Paris. (Priorities, people! Beauty before babies!) When Patrick started looking for Victoria later on, she paid him $5 million to disappear. Guess that didn't work?

ABC previously confirmed that Ashley Madekwe (Ashley) and Connor Paolo (Declan) would not return as series regulars for season three.

Creator Mike Kelley stepped down as showrunner in April, and writer Sunil Nayar will take over the reins. So Revenge is plotting something of a resurgence in season three. Will Hartley's abs, er...um, acting abilities do the trick?