Just as the storylines for Nashville are getting bigger with the introduction of a new season, the cast plans to grow in size as well with the addition of five new characters to the show.
The CMT drama expects whirlwind changes for the main roles in the forthcoming season, with Juliette Barnes (Hayden Panettiere) losing her way and Deacon Claybourne (Charles Esten) still reeling over the tragic loss of his wife, Rayna Jaymes (Connie Britton), while trying to pick up the business pieces she left with him. Creating even more chaos for the country folks in Music City, some fresh faces will stir up even more drama with their own issues.
Josh Stamberg, from the hit NBC series Parenthood, will recur as the role of Darius. His personality will charm Barnes into his self-proclaiming movement that will captivate her to find meaning throughout the intense episodes.
Playing the part of a military veteran suffering from chronic PTSD after serving his country, musician Jake Etheridge will fight battles for his character named Sean who plans to make it big in the music industry after seeing the worst of war overseas.
Rainee Lyleson will go on as Alannah, an aspiring musician with big city dreams who gains experience from falling into the Nashville circle and makes her way from background vocalist to up-and-coming artist.
On the pop music side of things, Nic Luken signs on as Jonah Ford who uses his good looks and charismatic personality to win over fans everywhere. He’s joined by his longtime pal and resident groupie, Twig, who will be played by the young Dylan Arnold.
The new season of Nashville on CMT will air on Thursday nights in January of 2018.