Newsies star Jeremy Jordan is carrying the banner to Smash as a new series regular for Season 2, TVLine reports.
The year-old Broadway actor, 27, will play a working-class Brooklyn-born sexy singer with a self-destructive streak, according to the site. In early casting calls for the role, the character "Danny" was also described as remote but charismatic. Maybe his character can be a new love interest for Karen?
Smash scoop: Four actors leaving in Season 2
Raza Jaffrey, who played Karen's ho-hum, play-it-too-safe fiancé Dev in Season 1 ("I'm in tech!"), is one of four series regulars not returning next year. This list also includes Will Chase (Michael Swift), Brian d'Arcy James (Frank) and Jaime Cepero (the world's most-hated assistant, Ellis).
Smash is still casting two additional series regular roles: Courtney, an African American chorus member with the confidence to back up her powerhouse voice, and Joe, a gay and very optimistic singer who also hails from Brooklyn.
Smash Scoop! Gossip Girl's Josh Safran nearing deal to serve as showrunner
Before landing on the hit Broadway musical Newsies, Jordan guest-starred on Law & Order: SVU and appeared in the gospel film Joyful Noise.
Smash is set to return sometime midseason with a new showrunner — Gossip Girl's Josh Safran — at the helm.
Are you excited for this new addition to Smash?