So what will the rejiggered, relaunched Nashville feel and look like when it bows on its new home CMT come January?
Showrunner Marhsall Herskovitz previewed that they have tightened elements of the show. He related: “First thing we mandated was shorter scripts, so there’s time for the music to play out.” But with that, he also intimated that the drama within the scripts will be more relationship-driven instead of catalysmtic-event driven. Herksovitz added: that they will be focusuing on the “depth and the complexity of the relationships instead of just feeling you needed to have incident piling on incident.”
In addition, the show will feature other styles of music that comes out of Nashville, with the addition of Joseph David-Jones (Clay) as an “modern/eclectic” artist.
But look for Jones to be involved in complex and tumultous on-screen romantic relaitonships with Maddie (Lennon Stella)! According to TV Guide, Clay’s mood swings may be the result of something deeper than just your typical emotional ups-and-downs. Though he and Maddie come from wildly different socioeconomic backgrounds, they find common ground in music. And while the idea of dating a “bad boy” may appeal to Maddie initially… she’s going to be in for a lot more than she bargained for.”
So, what do you think of the upcoming changes for Nashville season 5? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.