ABC Nashville’s has some casting news today courtesy of TV Line! True Blood alum, Riley Smith is the man who will play the role of Markus Keen, the pop/rocker that goes country and ends up under the guidance of Rayna James (Connie Britton) and on her Highway 65 record label.
According to TV Line: “Rayna promises to help him strip down his sound and help him break into country. But when he realizes how much the company needs his album to be a hit, he also realizes how much power he holds over Rayna — that’s when his controlling and narcissistic tendencies reveal themselves.” Oh-oh!
As for Smith, fans know him for the role of Keith in True Blood as well other TV work which include: The Messengers, 90210, and True Detective.
Online followers will note the character was originally known as Markus Kane, but that was changed apparently, because that character’s name is associated with the motion picture Death Race.
So, do you think Riley will make a good Markus on Nashville? Will he prove to be the undoing of Highway 65 and Rayna’s company in season four of the Music City soap opera? Share your thoughts below!