Deacon, meet your competition.
Rules of Engagement‘s Oliver Hudson is making his way to Nashville this fall as a recurring love interest for Connie Britton’s Rayna, TVLine has learned.
According to sources, Hudson will play a charming, audacious, take-no-prisoners businessman who promises to “shake things up in Nashville.”
Nashville‘s second season, set to premiere on Wednesday, Sept. 25, will jump ahead several months after Rayna and Deacon’s car accident. The near-death experience sends Rayna’s album sales soaring, making her the apple in the eye of her label’s new top exec (Hudson).
Hudson is the ABC drama’s second new Season 2 hire, joining Chaley Rose as Scarlett’s longtime BFF.