July 20th, 2012
01:45 PM ET
"Revenge" fans will see a new face when the series returns in the fall. Entertainment Weekly reports Jennifer Jason Leigh, 50, has joined the cast of the nail-biting Hamptons drama for its second season.
Leigh has landed the recurring role of Emily Thorne's mother, according to the publication.
The role was teased in the show's finale back in May, when producers revealed that Emily VanCamp's character had a special family tie that would be revealed in the future.
"What you're going to discover about the woman who was Emily's mother is the circumstances under which they were separated, and you're going to find that there's some deep psychological issues with her, which I think is going to be fun for us to explore," show creator Mike Kelley told EW in a previous interview.
"For Emily," he concluded, "she's going to start seeing some of the psychological damage that her mother has in herself."
"Revenge" returns to ABC on Sundays this fall starting September 21.
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