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Red Band Society Casts Hustle Alum Adrian Lester (to Woo Nurse Jackson?)

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Is Red Band Society‘s Nurse Jackson (Octavia Spencer) about to find an outlet for her job stress?

Adrian Lester (Hustle, Girlfriends) has been cast in the recurring role of Dr. Lawrence Naday, “a disheveled, world-renowned international neurologist with unconventional methods,” TVLine has learned exclusively.

Dr. Naday will wind up “making a big impression on the entire hospital staff, but most notably on Nurse Jackson.”

Spencer recently told TVLine that Episode 7 of Fox’s freshman medical drama will feature “a big reveal” about her character. We’ll learn more about what was behind Nurse Kenji’s comment that Jackson had given up “a life most people only dream of” in favor of working at Ocean Park Hospital. “[She] is everything you think she is, and then a lot of things you don’t,” Spencer teased. “We dropped some breadcrumbs in the pilot and the last couple episodes. And now, we’re actually filming a big Nurse Jackson reveal [in] Episode 7.”

Lester previously was a series regular on the BBC series Hustle, which aired stateside on AMC.

Stoked about this latest Red Band casting news? Any theories on whether it’ll be love or war for Dr. Naday and Nurse Jackson? Sound off in the comments!

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3 Comments
  1. Simon Jester says:

    Damn, I may have to watch this now.

  2. lechatnoir says:

    I remember him from Primary Colours. Great choice .

  3. NIcole says:

    I loved him in Girlfriends as “Ellis Carter”. I hope they bring him back as Dr. Naday. I can’t wait until he joins the cast again. He needs to have a constant role. I would love to see him stay.