In case it was possible to get any more excited for season five of Sons of Anarchy...
FX has announced that Jimmy Smits has signed on for a major arc on upcoming season of this Kurt Sutter drama, as the former NYPD Blue star will come on board as Neron “Nero” Padilla, a Latino gangster who becomes somewhat of a mentor for Jax.
In addition to Smits, look for Sons of Anarchy to add at least one more major season five player.
Sutter Tweeted this week that Forest Whitaker - with whom he worked on The Shield - is in among the contenders to portray Damon Pope, the father of a young woman Tig mowed down on the season four finale.
Meanwhile, Sutter has released a new, extended version "WTF Sutter," in this case speaking in depth on Smits' role and Sons of Anarchy season 5 in general. Watch now!