Two series regulars from Nashville will no longer be part of the cast now that the music city soap opera has moved to its new home CMT.
According to TV Line, Will Chase (Luke) and Aubrey Peeples (Layla) are out. But much about their exits makes complete story sense.
Chase’s Luke has not been driving story since he was the man that Rayna (Connie Britton) was going to tie-the-knot with. And as for Peeples, in the final moments of the ABC cliffhanger for Nashville season 4, Layla’s duplicitious plans game to light to avenge the death of Jeff Fordham (Oliver Hudson) and destroy Juliette’s (Hayden Panettiere) relationship with Avery (Jonathan Jackson). Only, it backfired on her!
Since Nashville has new showrunners, Edward Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz, other changes could be made. No word yet on if CMT has signed on the entire main cast to deals for season five, but talks are on-going.
As for Chase and Aubrey Peeples, word is they could return to the series on a guest star basis, pending availability.
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