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Monday, 03/03/2014, 10:22 am

Nick Jonas Of ‘The Jonas Brothers’ Cast As UFC Fighter In MMA Drama

Now, I know what you’re thinking. Because it was the same thing I was thinking, when I read about the Disney pop star brother being cast in an MMA television drama. But perhaps we should look on the bright side of things.

… yes, there’s a bright side to a Jonas brother pretending to be an MMA fighter. It means that the sport is continuing to gain traction in the mainstream world. (At least, that’s the mantra I keep repeating to myself.)

The DirecTV 10-episode show will be titled “Navy St.”, which will see Nick Jonas star opposite “Friday Night Lights” actor Matt Lauria and Frank Grillo, who had an important role in the MMA movie “Warrior”, and a smaller role in Marvel’s “Captain America”. As far as the storyline is concerned, The Hollywood Reporter had this to say:

Navy St. is a gritty drama set against the backdrop of a mixed martial arts gym in Venice, Calif., named Navy Street run by Alvey Henderson (Captain America’s Frank Grillo), a former fighter whose drug addiction prevented him from making it big.

Jonas will play Nate Henderson, Alvey’s youngest son who is his father’s pride and joy. Nate is a shy kid who receives a UFC contract. The character lives with his brother Jay, whose struggle with addiction has an impact on Nate. Parenthood’s Jonathan Tucker co-stars as Alvey’s oldest son, Jay.

The show is set to debut sometime this fall. Time to get those old Jonas Brothers posters out, everyone!

I’m going to go burn my keyboard now.

By Jim Chadwick | Twitter

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