More stars with a daytime soap background are being added to the cast of the new ABC primetime soap pilot Nashville! Already announced to the project were Jonathan Jackson (Ex-Lucky, GH) and Hayden Panettiere (Ex-Lizzie, GL) and now comes word that former Santa Barbara star, Eric Close is on board!
Deadline.com announced today that, “Without A Trace alum Eric Close has also signed on to the pilot, written by Callie Khouri. Nashville is described as a family soap about love, country music, family, politics and sex, set against the backdrop of the Nashville music scene. It centers on 40-year-old Nashville superstar Rayna James (Connie Britton) who is stunned to find that her star is fading and her label requires her to team up with teen sensation Juliette Barnes (Hayden Panettiere) on tour –- or else face the loss of her own tour and the label’s promotion of her latest record, whose sales have been underwhelming. Eric Close will play Rayna’s husband who is now living on his wife’s salary.”
So with these names attached and the premise of the series, is this a show that would perk your interest to check out? Let us know!