Revenge Recasts Key Season 2 Role

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A key role has been recast for Revenge Season 2.

As first reported by TV Guide, due to scheduling conflicts, Hiroyuki Sanada will not return as the character of Satoshi Takeda, the Asian man of mystery who helped Emily Thorne craft her scheme for vengeance.

And also work on some impressive roundhouse kicks.

  • Takeda 1
  • Takeda 2

The part will be played this fall instead by Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, who has appeared on episode of such shows as Heroes and Hawaii Five-0.

We won't need to wait long to see Tagawa as Takeda, either: producer Melissa Loy confirms he'll show up on the September 30 premiere and won't be going away any time soon.

Takeda will have a home on the drama as long as "Emily has revenge-school stories," Loy says.

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Hard to believe they're supposed to be the same character.So far Tagawa has only been referred to as "Takeda",not "Satoshi Takeda"...perhaps Sanada's schedule will clear up and the two Takedas will be revealed as brothers.


awwwwwww noooo..... loved Sanada, i hope they bring him back. Makes not want to watch it now.


bummer :/
I liked the old Takeda, but let's see what the new one got in store first!


Sanada was hotter. Too bad!


If he is as good as the first one then I will accept it.