Nashville Promotes Will Chase and Oliver Hudson to Series Regulars, Pending Season 3 Renewal

Will Chase Oliver HudsonCongratulations are in order for two Nashville newbies.

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Oliver Hudson and Will Chase will both become series regulars on ABC’s country music drama, should the network choose to renew it for a third season, our sister site Deadline reports.

Introduced earlier this season, Hudson plays Edgehill Republic CEO Jeff Fordham, who oversees the careers of Rayna, Will and Layla.

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Also a newcomer in Season 2, former Smash star Chase plays country music superstar Luke Wheeler, who recently fired up a romance with Rayna.

Nashville airs Wednesdays at 10/9c.