Transgender actress Jen Richards has joined the cast of Nashville as it moves to its new home on CMT.

Richards will have a recurring role playing Allyson Del Lago, a “tough but understanding” physical therapist, Deadline Hollywood reported.

Richards co-wrote and starred in the Emmy-nominated series Her Story. Other credits include E!'s I Am Cait, Logo's Beautiful As I Want To Be and AOL's True Trans with Laura Jane Grace. She will also appear in CBS' upcoming series Doubt, whose stars include transgender actress Laverne Cox.

In 2012, Richards launched We Happy Trans, a website that “celebrates the positive experiences of transgender people.”

ABC canceled the country music drama in May after four seasons. Roughly a month later, CMT announced that it would broadcast the show's fifth season, consisting of 22 episodes.