Armand Assante has just joined the ABC drama October Road. According to Variety, the actor will become a recurring character on the primetime series.

The show revolves around an author that returns to his hometown only to come face to face with the people whom he based his book on. Assante will be playing the father of Odette Yustman's character, Aubrey.

The series will return for its second season on January 7th, 2008.