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Sons of Anarchy's Ryan Hurst Checks Into Bates Motel Season 3

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One of SAMCRO’s finest has made a reservation at Bates Motel.

Sons of Anarchy alum Ryan Hurst is joining the A&E drama’s upcoming third season in a major (and rather familiar) recurring role, TVLine has learned exclusively.

Hurst, who co-starred as Opie during Sons‘ first five seasons, will play Chick Hogan, a badass ex-con and with an intelligent, dark and menacing quality. He owns a motorbike shop (ha!), but gets his money running an illegal firearms (ha!) business from his property nearby Dylan’s new farm.

I’m told he will lock horns with Dylan’s uncle father Caleb — played by (ha!) Hurst’s former Sons colleague Kenny Johnson.

Since leaving Sons, Hurst guest-starred on Law & Order: SVU and was a regular on TNT’s short-lived King & Maxwell.

Bates Motel reopens in March 2015.