‘New Girl’ season 5 is set to premiere soon, and it appears that episode one may not have the female lead, Zooey Deschanel.
According to a report by Carter Matt, Deschanel, who is still on her maternity leave will miss as many as four episodes, before she gets back into the show.
“New Girl” season 5 spoilers revealed that Zooey Deschanel would not be appearing in the premiere episode. Fans of Jess would have to wait a bit longer to see her as the actress is currently on maternity leave.
Zooey Deschanel recently announced her engagement with Jacob Pechnik, just a week after the couple announced her pregnancy. The couple, who has been dating since August last year, is expecting a baby this summer.
Elizabeth Meriweather, the creator of the show, speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, said that the first episode of the next season will be titled ‘No Girl,’ because of Deschanel’s absence. “I think in the first or second season, it would have been hard, but now it feels like this is a creative opportunity to learn more about the other characters. And it’s a little bit of a challenge. People are going to be asking, ‘How are they going to pull this off?'” said Meriweather.
Speaking about the episode, she added, saying “It’s really funny. It’s a guys’ episode. It’s an opportunity to stretch ourselves…. Or it will be a total disaster and she’ll come back.”
In the last season, Coach leaves the town to be with his girlfriend. And in the season finale, it was revealed that Cece finally confesses her love for Schmidt, when the two of them decide to get married. However, there is no news if Coach will return for next season.