[TV] Jimmy Smits Returning For Sons of Anarchy Season Six
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 02.28.2013
Nero will be back...
Jimmy Smits is heading back to Charming. Zap2It reports that Smits will return for the sixth season of Sons of Anarchy. Smits will reprise his role as Nero Padilla, proprietor of an escort service that gets in bed with Jax and SAMCRO (figuratively) and Gemma (physically) in season five.
Kurt Sutter said of Smits after the fifth season finale, "Jimmy adds such a gravitas to the show. I love bringing that new culture into the show, his sort of Latino past and that energy. Mixing that into our world is really fascinating to me. I love the relationships going on with he and Gemma. I would love to bring Jimmy back. We left it sort of open-ended because I wasn't sure of his availability. I feel like there's enough emotional weight on the table ... for us to continue that story line, yet I was careful not to pin any major story arc to his character just in case that couldn't happen."
The sixth season will start filming in the summer with a premiere date of September.