Today on Twitter, cast members Jonathan Jackson and Hayden Panetterie announced that Nashville would be to returning to CMT for its sixth season on January 4.
— Nashville on CMT (@NashvilleCMT) November 14, 2017
There were a lot of big changes when the country music soap moved to its new home last season—the most shocking being when viewers had to say goodbye to the Queen of Country, Rayna James (Connie Britton) in a devastating turn of events we still aren’t over.
When we last left Nashville’s resident gay, Will Lexington (Chris Carmack), he and his Silicon Valley boyfriend Zach (Cameron Scoggins) were on the rocks after Zach almost pulled funding for Deacon’s (Charles Esten) record label, Highway 65.
Not much is known about what’s in store for the Nashville gang in the upcoming season, but judging from the short teasers CMT has released, Will joins Gunnar (Sam Palladio) onstage in a new band, and they want Avery (Jonathan Jackson) to join them in a Traveling Willburys-esque supergroup.
— CMT (@CMT) November 5, 2017
Time will only tell if Will and Zach make it, but now that Zach is a partner at Highway 65 and Scoggins was made a series regular last year, we’re guessing he’s going to stick around and cause more trouble, even if he’s no longer with Will.
Will Lexington has always been a prominent gay character on Nashville, but last season the series included LGBT actors with a storyline featuring Murray Bartlett (Looking), who played an out fashion designer who had his eye on Will, and trans actress and writer Jen Richards who made an appearance as Juliette Barnes’ (Hayden Panetterie) physical therapy nurse.
Watch the short preview of the new season below and get your guitar tuned in time for Nashville’s return on January 4.