View Full Version : SOA Adds Jimmy Smits As New Bad Guy

04-09-2012, 05:15 PM
Always liked his work, although playing a hard core tatted up Latino biker who's a bad influence on Jax is a bit of a departure. It's good to see the show moving forward in new directions. Can't wait!

EXCLUSIVE: Bobby Simone is moving to the wrong side of the law.

NYPD Blue alum Jimmy Smits (http://www.deadline.com/tag/jimmy-smits/) is joining the upcoming fifth season of FX’s flagship dramaSons Of Anarchy (http://www.deadline.com/tag/sons-of-anarchy/) for a major, season-long arc. On the dark biker soap, Smits will play Neron “Nero” Padilla, a Latino gangbanger with an exit strategy who becomes a dangerous mentor for Jax (Charlie Hunnam).

Smits has played bad guys before, most notably the scheming ADA Miguel Prado in another season-long arc on a gritty cable drama, Showtime’sDexter, but this marks a rare departure from Smits’ trademark shirt-and-suit look associated with most of his characters. Nero is envisioned as being heavily tattooed and definitely won’t be wearing a suit. He also is expected to be as dark and possibly even darker than Prado, a role that earned Smits an Emmy nomination.

SOA has been renewed for a fifth and sixth season, with a seventh cycle considered a given after series creator Kurt Sutter was recently signed (http://www.deadline.com/2012/02/sons-of-anarchy-creator-kurt-sutter-inks-overall-deal-show-renewed-for-6th-season/) to a three-year deal.

04-12-2012, 02:16 PM
Exciting cast. He was brilliant in Dexter, can see why they hired him in the mentor role.

Season 5 sounds better than season 4 already!

04-27-2012, 08:57 AM
I can't watch to start watching the new season