October 21, 2010 at 08:43 PM EDT

Image Credit: Tommaso Boddi/PR PhotosNurse Jackie is getting an infusion of new blood: The Wire‘s Gbenga Akinnagbe has scored a major recurring role on the Showtime dramedy, sources confirm to me exclusively.

Akinnagbe’s character — who will be introduced halfway through Jackie‘s upcoming third season — is the new temp nurse at All Saints. He’s described as handsome, qualified, and much-liked by his peers.

Akinnagbe is on board for a minimum of seven episodes.

Jackie‘s third season is slated to premiere in early ’11.

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