The actress will appear in several episodes of the ABC drama, which premiered last night, TV Line reports.
She is expected to play Warden Stiles, the woman in charge of the juvenile detention centre where Emily (Emily VanCamp) was held.
Pounder will reportedly have scenes in both the show's present day and flashback moments.
Pounder has previously starred in shows including Warehouse 13, Law & Order: SVU, Brothers, The Shield and ER.
Ashton Holmes, Max Martini and James Tupper are among the other stars who have signed up for Revenge, which continues on Wednesdays at 10/9c on ABC.