’Nashville’ Star Charles Esten Joins TNT Thriller ‘Tell Me Your Secrets’

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The final season of CMT’s Nashville will soon be coming to an end, but that means it’s just the beginning of a long and successful career ahead for the cast and crew of the series. In fact, series star Charles Esten has just landed his first post-Nashville gig!

Esten, who has starred as Deacon Claybourne on Nashville since the show first started back in 2012, has landed a recurring, season-long role on the new TNT drama Tell Me Your Secrets. According to Deadline, Esten will play a character named Saul Barlow, “a grieving father who has coped with the disappearance of his daughter by walking away from materialism and trying to move on from the loss. This has severely strained his relationship with his wife, who refuses to give up the search.”

Esten has been working on the series for several weeks already. Now that the word of his new role is finally out, he shared a quick video on his Twitter page yesterday showing his followers the gorgeous “home base” of the series. Esten tweeted, “Now that my role on the new @tntdrama #TellMeYourSecrets has been announced, I can share this video from a couple weeks back. Looking forward to working with great people on this great project. Gonna love getting to spend some time down in New Orleans, too!”


Tell Me Your Secrets will star Lily Rabe (American Horror Story) and Amy Brenneman (The Leftovers) and is executive produced by Bruna Papandrea (Big Little Lies) and creator Harriet Warner (Call the Midwife).

According to TNT’s press release, “Tell Me Your Secrets centers on a trio of characters each with a mysterious and troubling past, including Emma, a young woman who once looked into the eyes of a dangerous killer, John, a former serial predator desperate to find redemption and Mary, a grieving mother obsessed with finding her missing daughter. As each of them is pushed to the edge, the truth about their pasts and motives grows ever murkier, blurring the lines between victim and perpetrator.”

We can’t wait to see Esten take on this new role! Tell Me Your Secrets just recently began filming in New Orleans. No premiere date has been announced just yet, however, you can watch Esten in the final episodes of Nashville airing Thursday nights on CMT. The series finale episode will air this month on July 26th.

What do you think about Charles Esten’s new role outside of the Nashville music scene? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.