The O.C. alum — who recurred in Season 1 as Gunnar’s closeted gay pal Will — has been upgraded to a full-fledged series regular ahead of Season 2, TVLine has confirmed.
Additionally, siblings Lennon and Maisy Stella (who play Rayna and Teddy’s daughters Maddie and Daphne, respectively) have also been bumped up to regulars. (In the finale, Maddie learned that Deacon is actually her biological pa.)
News of the promotions was first reported by The Hollywood Reporter.