The soapy country music drama series “Nashville” is back for its new life as a cable series after a four-season broadcast run that ended in its cancellation by ABC. The series launches season five on CMT Jan. 5.
The New York Times interviewed series star Connie Britton, who had plenty to say about the resurrected show. But we were especially struck by her answer to the question, “Did the move to CMT require a reboot?”
“It was complete rebooting and, quite honestly, it was necessary,” Britton said. “I did feel to some degree that the show had gone in a direction where we were losing a lot of what the subject matter can provide — everything from story to replicating this really rich town of Nashville. When you get soapier and soapier, your characters suffer because they start to show up just to deliver plot, and you lose sight of who they are. So I think the show is going to move forward in a more languid way that I’m hopeful will really bring these characters back to life.”
To learn more about the rebooted show, please click here to read Britton’s full interview in the New York Times’ report.