By Roxanne Steele

We just started celebrating the news of ‘Nashville’ returning but fans may be disappointed with this news about Season 5. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Will Chase (aka Luke Wheeler) and Aubrey Peeples (aka Layla Grant) are most likely not returning to the show. That’s too bad!

Sources reveal that both Chase and Peeples are looking to move on in their careers. As of now they appear to be the only ones. Talks with the other cast regulars are reportedly “going well,” though both Lionsgate, Nashville‘s production company, and CMT, its new network, have not commented on anything.

Chase first appeared on Nashville in Season 2 and was promoted to a series regular in Season 3 where he played the love interest for Rayna Jaymes (Connie Britton). Yesterday (June 22), Chase tweeted this message:

Peeples became a regular in Season 4 and she recently tweeted a black-and-white photo of herself, along with the message “Something cool coming your way soon. #AnneFrank.”

At least both stars have new opportunities in the works. So what do you think about these two stars/characters not returning to Nashville? Nashville is expected to return with new episodes sometime this fall.


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