As we previously reported CMT’s Nashville was looking to cast a trans actress to be part of a major storyline that was rumored to be involving Juliette Barnes (Hayden Panettiere) following the plane she was on disappearing on the ABC season four finale.
Now when the show continues its fifth season on its new cable home, look for trasngender actress and writer, Jen Richards, who appeared regularly on Caitlyn Jenner’s reality series, I Am Cait to play the recurring role of Allyson Del Lago.
According to TV Line, Allyson is said to be “tough but understanding physical therapist” who helps one of the series-regular characters “through one of their most difficult challenges.” All signs points to that Allyson will cross paths with Juliette!
Richards also appeared on the web series, Her Story, and she will be porttaying the first transgender character on CMT programming.
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