A new 30 second trailer has been released for the upcoming fifth season of Nashville. If you haven’t see the season 4 finale, then we suggest you stop reading as this article contains spoilers. If you have seen it carry on to find out more about the new season.
Featuring the first footage from the new season, the teaser confirms that Juliette Barnes (Hayden Panettiere) was involved in a plane crash. Avery (Jonathan Jackson) is seen being informed that something has happened to Juliette’s plane and Rayna (Connie Britton) finds out about the crash while watching TV with her family.
The teaser also shows a rocky path ahead for Scarlett (Clare Bowen) and Gunnar (Sam Palladio) as they try to become a couple once again, temptation for Will (Chris Carmack) in the form of a new love interest, and Maddie (Lennon Stella) dealing with the behaviour that led her to break away from her family in season 4.
We’re not too worried about Juliette’s fate seeing as Hayden Panettiere is signed on for the full season. Could it be the catalyst she and Avery need to patch things up?
Nashville debuts on CMT Thursday 5th January 2017. A UK air date has yet to be confirmed.
The cast also took some promo photos for the new season, check out the video…
“Nashville” is coming back to life! The country music soap opera has been renewed by CMT and “Nashies” everywhere are rejoicing knowing their voices have been heard. Drumming up a huge Twitter campaign — using the not so subtle hashtag #BringBackNashville — the show’s dedicated fanbase ignited a social media firestorm following the ABC series’ frustrating finale cliffhanger.
“Nashville” was never a ratings juggernaut, but it did develop quite a beloved following over the years. These “Nashies” did not want to be left in the dark as to whether or not Juliette Barnes (Hayden Panettiere) died in a plane crash. However, even though the show has been renewed for Season 5, clarity on whether this means Juliette lives on may not be happy news.
Showrunner Dee Johnson is not retuning, nor has it been confirmed which cast members will be signing on with the show’s new home at CMT. It’s hard to imagine the show could continue without Rayna James (Connie Britton), but it’s not her character’s life that was left in the balance at the end of Season 4. Panettiere might’ve asked the writers for that kind of tragic cliffhanger ending for time to mull over whether she wants to return to the series, or not.
“Nashville” star Hayden Panettiere made her first public appearance at the Critics Choice Awards after staying out of the spotlight while she sought treatment for postpartum depression and broke her silence to E! News about her life today and how leaving “Nashville” helped “make her life better.”
Panettiere confirmed in October that she had voluntarily checked into a treatment center. The actress struggled with postpartum depression following the birth of her daughter Kaya. Fiancé Wladimir Klitschko supported his partner’s decision to seek treatment for the health issue just before the holiday season.
“It made my life better,” Panettiere revealed to E! “I hope people have more of an understanding about the condition, because postpartum depression was not something that I ever understood. You could never understand it unless you have a personal involvement with it,” the actress continued to the entertainment site.
“I didn’t realize how much of a stigma postpartum depression had about it,” Panettiere detailed. “It doesn’t mean they’re a bad mom. It doesn’t mean they’re strange and that they could get help if they need it.”
The actress has been in the public eye since she was a child, starring on the daytime soap operas “One Life to Live” and “Guiding Light.”
“I’ve been in the business this for so long. I feel like I have been hiding who I really am. I was just afraid, terrified that someone was going to judge me. Someone wasn’t going to like something that I said, something that I wore, something I did,” Panettiere said to E!
At this juncture in her life, the actress is ready to face any challenges ahead and wants to be a good role model for her daughter in the future.
“I want to put out a good example for my daughter and tell her that she could be anyone she wants to be. She does not have to be afraid that somebody’s not going to like her because no matter what you do, there’s always going to be somebody who doesn’t like what you’re doing with your life,” Panettiere shared.
Juliette Barnes is back!
Nashville‘s Hayden Panettiere, who in October took a leave of absence from the ABC drama to undergo treatment for postpartum depression has returned to work on the series, TVLine has learned exclusively.
An ABC rep declined to comment, but sources confirm that the actress reported back to the set on Friday to begin work on Season 4’s 14th episode, which is slated to air in April. (Nashville returns from its midseason break on March 16).
Panettiere left the series in early October just as Episode 9 was about to start production. Her character, Juliette — who in an eerie parallel was also battling postpartum depression — was last seen in the Nov. 18 episode.
Executive producer/showrunner Dee Johnson said that she fully expected Panettiere to return.
“It’s not the entire season, it’s just for now,” Johnson told Deadline, adding, “We’ve had to make adjustments, but it’s not uncommon for shows to have to make such accommodations when real life intervenes.”
Hayden is reportedly recovering postpartum depression with Wladimir Klitschko and their baby. The actress had decided to check herself into a treatment facility just last month.
“Hayden Panettiere is voluntarily seeking professional help at a treatment center,” her rep wrote in an official statement, according to Franchise Herald. “She is currently battling postpartum depression. She asks that the media respect her privacy during this time.”
Her “Nashville” co-star, Riley Smith, revealed to Us Weekly that her friend is doing “good” in the facility. “I texted her and wished her well,” she said. “She texted me right back and said, ‘I am awesome! Thanks!’ So, hopefully, she will be back on the set soon.”
Although Hayden Panettiere of “Nashville” cast and her fiance Wladimir Klitschko welcomed baby Kaya last December, she had admitted that things were not easy for her. As it would turn out, she was suffering from postpartum depression since giving birth to her daughter.
“I suffered a bit of postpartum depression,” Panettiere admitted, according to Daily Mail. “You are not alone or crazy, ladies!” Plus, she also opened up about her struggles with postpartum depression when she agreed to an interview on “LIve with Kelly and Michael.”
“When they tell you about postpartum depression, you think it is ‘I feel negative feelings towards my child. I want to injure or hurt my child!'” she said. “I have never ever had those feelings! Some women do! It is something that is completely uncontrollable! It is really painful. It is really scary! Women need a lot of support!”
Thankfully for Hayden Panettiere, she is getting loads of support from her fellow “Nashville” cast and her family, Wladimir Klitschko and their baby. That said, she has advised other women who have recently given birth to talk more about this condition, especially considering that postpartum depression affects a huge number of women.