Nashville's heavy hitters will be back for Season 5.
According to TVLine, Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere are both set to return as the show moves to CMT, along with Charles Esten, Sam Palladio, Jonathan Jackson, Clare Bowen, Lennon Stella, Maisy Stella and Chris Carmack.
As previously reported, Will Chase and Aubrey Peeples will not be returning as series regulars, but Variety reports that they may return for a few episodes to wrap up Luke and Layla's respective storylines.
CMT, in partnership with Hulu, picked up Nashville after ABC canceled the country music drama in May. Before the cancellation, both Britton and Carmack had spoken out publicly against an anti-LGBT law that was recently passed in Tennessee, saying they would find it difficult to continue working in the state.
Presumably, Panettiere's return means that her character, Juliette Barnes, is safe and sound after a Nashville-bound plane she was on went missing in the Season 4 finale. Panettiere had previously said she was going to use the time off from Nashville to recover from her own post-partum depression.
A premiere date for Nashville Season 5 has not been announced.