‘Nashville’ spoilers for season 5 indicate that a casting call has gone out for a transgender character. Not many details are available at this time regarding the trans woman character that will be added to the cast. This new character reportedly will play a significant role in Juliette’s recovery following her plane’s crash landing.
What fans do know is that Panettiere has signed on for the fifth season of Nashville which will make its debut on CMT in January 2017. This means the writers’ need to explain what happened when Juliette’s plane went down and the singer went missing.
TV Guide reports that ‘Nashville’ spoilers for season 5 include a major change in Juliette’s life both personally and professionally. The injuries Juliette sustained may be severe – bad enough to keep Juliette out of the spotlight forever.
If Juliette is down for the count, at least for now, and Rayna Jaymes is reportedly [Connie Britton] exiting stage left early during season 5, who will become the leading lady of ‘Nashville’? It could very well be Scarlett O’Connor’s [Clare Bowen] chance to step into the very bright spotlight Rayna and Juliette have battled over.
Other ‘Nashville’ spoilers for season 5 have revealed that Rayna will meet a wealthy super fan who wants to bring her music to a whole new generation. It has been implied that this super fan has ulterior motives. Will Rayna be written out because she meets an untimely demise?
Bringing in a transgender character to ‘Nashville’ for its fifth season certainly adds yet another layer of intrigue to the CMT drama. How will this trans woman, at this time the information available indicates this will be a trans woman character, impact Juliette’s recovery?
Fans will need to wait and see what information CMT releases regarding the new addition to the cast. ‘Nashville’ season 5 premieres Thursday, January 5, 2017 at 9 p.m. on CMT.