Jennifer Nettles Lands Acting Role In New Action Horror Series, ‘The Bondsman’

“Things are happening, fam,” she wrote alongside the news.


Madeleine O’Connell

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January 30, 2024


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Photo Courtesy Jennifer Nettles

The Exorcist: Believer actress Jennifer Nettles has been cast in Blumhouse TV’s The Bondsman, an action-filled horror series for Amazon’s Prime Video that was created by Grainger David and stars Kevin Bacon.

Starring Alongside Kevin Bacon

According to Deadline, The half-hour, eight-episode series finds Nettles playing the role of Maryanne, “whose ex-husband Hub Halloran (Bacon), is a backwoods bounty hunter who comes back from the dead with an unexpected second chance at life, and love, and a nearly-forgotten musical career — only to find that his old job now has a demonic new twist.”

Grainger David serves as executive producer alongside Bacon, Jason Blum, Chris McCumber, Jeremy Gold, and Chris Dickie for Blumhouse Television and Paul Shapiro for CrimeThink. Erik Oleson is the showrunner on The Bondsman via CrimeThink production company.

Jennifer Nettles, Instagram Stories
Jennifer Nettles, Instagram Stories

Nettles made her on-screen debut in 2015 with the movie, Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors, which was followed by Christmas of Many Colors. Then in 2019, she made her feature film debut in Focus Features’ Harriet Tubman biopic. Most recently, the multiplatform entertainer appeared in Blumhouse’s The Exorcist: Believer, a sequel to the classic horror franchise that began with 1973’s The Exorcist.

Emmy Award Win

In December, Nettles took home an Emmy Award for Best Original Song for “Life is Sweet,” which was featured in the PBS TV series, American Anthems. Taking to social media to celebrate the milestone news, she shared several highlights of the evening through a carousel of photos.

Her caption read, “Well, A BIG THING HAPPENED!!! I wrote a song with my friend @bsherman2222 a few years ago for a most precious tv show on @pbs called ‘American Anthems.’ Lo and behold, WE WON A FREAKING EMMY TODAY!!! I never know where the road is gonna take me. I just say ‘yes’ when The Universe offers, try my best, and am eternally grateful to be surrounded by a wonderful team of people and amazing, talented friends.”

In conclusion, she thanked members of her team and several of the people who had a hand in bringing this song to life.

“Thank you @gailgellman @bsherman2222@dangoodman2002 @thebrianmhunt @brendamilinkovic@stephmads ! As the song says, “Life is Sweet”. What a day!!!”

Nettles Will Return To Host Farmer Wants A Wife

This Thursday (Feb. 1), the Grammy-winning, Emmy-winning entertainer will return to her role as host of season Two of Farmer Wants a Wife, the most successful dating show in the world. The reality series has aired in 32 countries and has resulted in 201 marriages and 514 children and counting.

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The upcoming season will follow four farmers, who each stem from diverse backgrounds in cattle ranching, citrus, potato and barley farming, horse training and more. Through their searches for a forever partner, Ty Ferrell, Mitchell Kolinsky, Brandon Rogers and Nathan Smothers will host a group of single women who have chosen to step away from their convenient lives in the city and experience a taste of the charms and challenges of country living. The group of hopeful singles will immerse themselves in the reality of farm life as they learn how to tend to the land, harvest crops and feed cattle, and see all the behind-the-scenes aspects of the business operations.

Together, they will get their hands dirty out in pasture and experience the less than glamorous tasks that these farmers go through each day to keep their businesses running smoothly. Viewers will watch as the farmers slowly widdle their group down to hopefully find their perfect match in the end who is willing to put their old life behind them and enter a new venture in the country. This journey will take “patience, spirit and adaptability” as the women decide if they have what it takes to be a farmer’s wife. 

Season 2 of Farmer Wants A Wife premieres Thursday, Feb. 1 at 9/8pm CT on FOX. 

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Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her masters degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Country Now, she has been published in American Songwriter, Music Mayhem, and Holler.Country. Madeleine O’Connell is a member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.