Just as things were getting better for Nashville fans…now comes news that the cast is close to losing key members.
Will Chase and Aubrey Peeples may not return for season five as the show moves to CMT, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The duo will likely be the only departures as talks with all the remaining series regulars are going well including Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere.
Panettiere’s future on the series was in question after the major cliffhanger in the season four finale; followed by the announcement that she would be stepping away from acting all together to seek treatment for postpartum depression.
It’s believed the duo will be the only departures out of the series regulars.
In the series, Chase portrayed Luke Wheeler, the one-time love interest of Connie Britton’s Rayna. Meanwhile, Peeples portrayed up-and-coming singer Layla Grant.