Is Nashville expanding into fashion? Looking alum Murray Bartlett has been cast as recurring on the upcoming fifth season of the country music drama on CMT. He will play Jakob Fine, a very handsome, charismatic and successful men’s fashion designer.
Daytime drama veteran Bartlett joins fellow recent new Nashville recurring additions, Carolina Chocolate Drops’ Rhiannon Giddens and Jen Richards.
Produced by Lionsgate, ABC Studios and Opry Entertainment, Nashville makes its Season 5 debut January 5 on CMT with Thirtysomething creators Ed Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz as new showrunners. Nashville is executive produced by Herskovitz, Zwick, Steve Buchanan and Callie Khouri.
Hulu is the series’ long-term SVOD partner, making episodes available the day after their premiere on CMT.
Bartlett is repped by Paradigm and Anonymous Content.