Friday Night Lights Alum Gaius Charles to Book Flight with PAN AM

Actor Gaius Charles, who played Brian “Smash” Williams on the critically acclaimed series Friday Night Lights will appear on the new ABC period piece PAN AM.

According to TV Line, he will play Joe, an African-American soldier who opens Laura’s (Margot Robbie) eyes to the world in an episode that is slated to air in November.

This guest appearance is the first major role for Charles since leaving Friday Night Lights in 2008 except for a few small film roles and some regional stage work.

The next episode of the new ABC drama Pan Am will air this Sunday, October 16 at 10/9c.