After a jaw-dropping season finale, Nashville‘s Juliette Barnes (Hayden Panettiere) is safe, sound and ready to stir up some drama — of course, not without Deacon Claybourne (Charles Esten) and country music queen Rayna James (Connie Britton).
During the fourth season of the former ABC show (which was picked up by CMT for its fifth season), the fate of Panettiere’s character was questioned when the plane she was flying lost radio contact. The 27-year-old briefly left the show last season to seek treatment for postpartum depression, but fans can expect to see her in season 5.
“We tape ourselves together so that no one can see our flawed hearts,” she says in the promo, released Thursday.
With teasers full of tears, heartbreaks, fights, and love, it seems as if season 5 is ready to bring the heat.
“I’ve left a trail of destruction, hurt people I’ve loved, let down the people who love me,” Claybourne says in the clip, while violently punching a mirror and staring down a bottle of wine.
Also appearing in the upcoming season is Chris Carmack (country singer Will Lexington), Clare Bowen (singer/songwriter Scarlett O’Connor), Sam Palladio (Gunnar Scott) and Lennon Stella (Maddie Conrad).
Season 5 of Nashville premieres Jan. 5 at 9 p.m. ET on CMT.