The former boy bander strips down once again, this time for the small screen

By Kathy Ehrich Dowd
Updated August 02, 2014 11:45 AM

The youngest member of the Jonas Brothers is back – and he’s buffer than ever!

Nick Jonas, 21, spends a lot of time shirtless in the first-look trailer for Kingdom, the upcoming DirecTV series about group of mixed martial arts competitors based in a Venice, California, gym.

The former boy bander definitively sheds his teenybopper image in this nearly three-minute clip, which hints at plot lines involving drugs and prostitution, in addition to the pressures associated with the highly competitive full-contact sport. The series also stars Friday Night Lights alum Matt Lauria.

Going shirtless seems to be second nature for Jonas lately. Last year, he had fans salivating after posting this steamy photo on his Instagram page. He also shed his shirt in the trailer for Careful What You Wish For, a film expected to be released later this year.

Kingdom premieres October 8 at 9 p.m. on DirecTV.