Charles Esten is ditching the cowboy boots in his first post-Nashville gig.

Deadline reports that Esten has booked a recurring role on TNT’s upcoming thriller Tell Me Your Secrets.

Esten will play Saul Barlow, a grieving father coping with the disappearance of his daughter.

Mary, on the other hand, has refused to give up the search.

While a complex thriller is definitely a change of pace from Nashville, it sounds like we’ll still get to see Esten in a dramatic, emotional role.

Tell Me Your Secrets does not yet have a premiere date.