Nashville has taken a positive step beyond Season 4, with news that work has started on a potential fifth season.
The ABC renewal gods have yet to formally grant the musical drama a fifth season, but the writers room has been set up with a view to getting the jump on next season’s storylines, per Deadline:
While ABC is yet to decide Nashville’s future beyond the current fourth season, work has started on the potential Season 5. Newly appointed showrunners, Thirtysomething creators Ed Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz, are assembling a small writers room to work on stories for next season.
I hear the move by producing studios Lionsgate TV and ABC Studios is designed to both help the duo — who are new to the country music drama — hone a strong pitch for Season 5 and get a head start should Nashville get a renewal. While on the bubble, Nashville had been looking good for a fifth season, which could be a shorter, final installment.
Will there be a twist in the tune, or is Nashville Season 5 safe from the reaper? Stay tuned for the latest…