Boondock Saints star Sean Patrick Flanery is joining the cast of CBS' longtime soap opera The Young and the Restless. Executive producer Maria Bell confirmed the casting news.

It isn't clear how long his arc will run for, although the actor will portray Sam, a "country veterinarian", in the daytime drama. His episodes will start to air in mid-April. Sean Patrick Flanery will primarily share his scenes with Sharon Case in the show.

Sean Patrick Flanery is just the latest movie actor to have an arc during a daytime serial. James Franco made headlines last year when he returned to the ABC soap opera General Hospital. The actor first starred on the soap in 2009 and has appeared in 41 episodes of the drama to date.

We'll have to wait and see how long Sean Patrick Flanery's arc on The Young and the Restless will run for.