EXCLUSIVE: Christian Coulson (Love Is Strange, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets) has been cast as recurring on CMT’s upcoming fifth season of country music drama Nashville, from Lionsgate and Hulu.

Coulson will play Damien George, a sought-after British director who will be helming Gunnar Scott & Scarlett O’Connor’s first video. Confident and by turns charming and caustic, he has a specific vision for his work and gets off on pushing the limits of actors to achieve that vision.

Nashville returns for Season 5 with a two-hour premiere January 5 on CMT. The former ABC series is executive produced by Marshall Herskovitz, Ed Zwick, Steve Buchanan and Callie Khouri. Jayson Dinsmore and Morgan Selzer executive produce for CMT. Episodes will be available on Hulu the day after they air on the cable network.

Coulson’s credits also span film and the stage. His recent TV credits include Mozart in the Jungle, Eye Candy, Nurse Jackie and The Good Wife. He is repped by Abrams Artists Agency and the Katz Company.