Is Nashville worth watching without Rayna James? Recently, rumors have circulated that Connie Britton is leaving the CMT series this season. So we want to know: Would you watch Nashville without her? Should the series be renewed for season six if she leaves?
Britton plays Rayna James on the country music drama, which moved to CMT for season five after ABC cancelled the show last spring. The cast also includes Hayden Panettiere, Charles Esten, Clare Bowen, Sam Palladio, Chris Carmack, Jonathan Jackson, Lennon Stella, and Maisy Stella.
[SPOILER ALERT] During a recent episode of Nashville, James was hit by a truck after a terrifying encounter with her stalker, Carl Hockney. Could this be foreshadowing for the character’s exit? In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, co-showrunner Marshall Herskovitz emphasized Britton’s commitment to the series:
“Connie had a lot to do with that. We had a very long and interesting conversation with her before we started and she talked about her feelings about where Rayna would be right now and also [with creator] Callie [Khouri].”
Earlier, Britton also told Ellen DeGeneres that she was “in for the duration” of Nashville.
What do you think? Do you think Britton will leave? If so, will you still watch the series? Should there be a season six of Nashville without her?