Nick Jonas has landed another acting gig!
The 21-year-old has joined the cast of DirecTV’s family MMA drama, “Navy St.,” according to THR. Nick will co-star on the show which is a gritty drama set against the backdrop of a mixed martial arts gym in Venice, Calif., named Navy Street run by Alvey Henderson (Captain America’s Frank Grillo), a former fighter whose drug addiction prevented him from making it big.
Nick will take on the role of Nate Henderson, Alvey’s youngest son who is his father’s pride and joy. Nate is a shy kid who receives a UFC contract. The character lives with his brother Jay, whose struggle with addiction has an impact on Nate. Parenthood’s Jonathan Tucker co-stars as Alvey’s oldest son, Jay.
First, we can’t help but giggle that Nick is playing another character named Nate. Remember “Camp Rock”? Also, if he is playing a UFC fighter, we have a feeling that means he will be kicking some major butt…shirtless. The role marks Nick’s first regular TV role since “JONAS.”
Are you excited to see Nick back on TV? The show is picked up for 10 episodes and will being filming in May in Los Angeles in order to launch this Fall.