Fantastic news today out of The Tennessean! Their sources are reporting that Thursday night a deal was reached with CMT cable network and the show’s producers, Lionsgate that will bring Nashville’s fifth season to the outlet! The music city drama was canceled by ABC back in May after four seasons. Originally, a formal annoucement was expected during Wednesday’s airing of the CMT Awards.
In addition, while CMT will air the episodes on TV, Hulu will also stream the new episodes. According to The Tennessean, “Crucial to the deal is the incentive package that will see the state, Metro, the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp. and Ryman Hospitality chip in funds to offset the cost of the show’s production. The state put $8 million in its budget and Nashville Mayor Megan Barry has proposed a $1.375 million fund for film incentives, though the final amount for “Nashville” has not been announced.The state and Metro have justified incentives for Nashville by arguing the show brings tourists to the city and pumps millions of dollars into the local economy, in addition to bringing production jobs.
The entire cast is expected to return for the show, which will be under the direction of a new creative team of Edward Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz.
So, excited to know that it looks like all systems go for season five production of Nashville? We will keep you posted on more on this developing story. Comment below!