Nurse Jackie is getting an infusion of new blood: The Wire’s Gbenga Akinnagbe has scored a major recurring role on the Showtime dramedy, sources confirm to me exclusively.
Akinnagbe’s character — who will be introduced halfway through Jackie’s upcoming third season — is the new temp nurse at All Saints. He’s described as handsome, qualified, and much-liked by his peers.
Akinnagbe is on board for a minimum of seven episodes.
Jackie’s third season is slated to premiere in early ‘11.