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‘General Hospital’s Jonathan Jackson Cast in ABC's Soapy Musical Pilot 'Nashville'

Four-time Daytime Emmy winner Jonathan Jackson (ex-Lucky, General Hospital) has been cast as the pilot for ABC’s new music-based primetime soap opera.

Nashville, a family soap set against the backdrop of the Nashville music scene that follows the rise and fall of stars on the music scene. Jackson will play Avery, a “sexy bad boy” musician and aspiring songwriter. He joins Sam Palladio (The Hour) and Clare Bowen (Home & Away) among the recently cast. As reported last month, Oscar winner Callie Khouri (Thelma & Louise) is helming the series, from ABC Studios, Lionsgate and Gaylord Entertainment.

Jackson returned to General Hospital in 2009 after a 10 year absence, reprising his role as Lucky Spencer, son of famed super couple Luke and Laura Spencer. The actor would go in to win a Daytime Emmy in 2011 (his fourth overall) for Outstanding Supporting Actor. Unfortunately for his fans, Jackson chose to depart the series last November due to a series of creative differences with show execs.

The series’ pick up is contingent on a co-production deal between ABC Studios and Lionsgate.

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  • Daveta

    How wonderful for Jonathan. I watched him grow up on GH as Lucky Spencer. He is an amazing musician (eNation is his band) and actor. Will tune in to watch this show because he is a lead actor.