Grammy-winning recording artist and actor Marc Anthony has joined the cast of Hawthorne for its third season, the drama series starring and executive-produced by Jada Pinkett Smith.
Anthony will reprise the newly expanded role of Police Detective Nick Renata, the character he introduced as a guest star in two episodes last season.
Anthony joins Hawthorne as a series regular just as Pinkett Smith's Christina Hawthorne, Chief Nursing Officer of James River Hospital, struggles with news that she is pregnant. The two developed a strong bond last season while Renata investigated a pair of criminal cases involving the hospital.
But Christina, whose on-again, off-again romance with Dr. Tom Wakefield (Michael Vartan) has been a mess of mixed signals and bad timing, told Nick she was not ready to jump into a new relationship.
Hawthorne stars Pinkett Smith as Christina Hawthorne, an impassioned Chief Nursing Officer struggling to whip a failing hospital – and her personal life – into shape.
Michael Vartan co-stars as Dr. Tom Wakefield, who has a complicated personal relationship with Christina. The series also stars Suleka Mathew, David Julian Hirsh, Christina Moore, Vanessa Lengies and Hannah Hodson.
Created by Emmy winner John Masius, Hawthorne comes from Sony Pictures Television in association with Pinkett Smith's 100% Womon Productions, John Masius Productions and Jamie Tarses' FanFare Productions.
Hawthorne is executive-produced by Pinkett Smith; Masius; Glen Mazzara; and Jamie Tarses.