The first teaser trailer for the upcoming fifth season of resurrected series "Nashville" is full of drama, with the cliffhanger plane crash that put Juliette (Hayden Panettiere) in peril front and center.
At the end of season four (which was thought to be the series finale, before the cancelled ABC series was rescued by cable net CMT), Avery (Jonathan Jackson) and Cadence were waiting for Juliette at the airport when they were informed that her personal jet was missing. The trailer takes us inside the plane, showing some intense turbulence as a terrified Juliette is shaken in her seat, lighting crashing outside the window.
We then see Rayna (Connie Britton), Deacon (Charles Esten), Maddie (Lennon Stella), and Daphne (Maisy Stella) watching a news report confirming Juliette's plane has indeed crashed. That crash -- and Juliette's subsequent recovery -- will play a crucial role in season five.
Other notable scenes from the teaser include a discussion between Scarlett (Clare Bowen) and Gunnar (Sam Palladino) about the state of their relationship, a tearful heart-to-heart between Deacon and Maddie (probably about the emancipation she pursued in season four), and Will getting close with a mystery man who is not his boyfriend. New showrunners Marshall Herskovitz and Ed Zwick have promised that the unnecessary drama will be kept to a minimum in season five -- with a renewed focus on the show's music -- so here's hoping the above storylines don't get too salacious.
"Nashville" makes its season five debut on CMT on January 5, 2017.