The cast of ‘RHOA’ is being reimagined as two longstanding stars quit the program, and producers are working to recreate the broken group.
Producers of the Real Housewives of Atlanta may be seeking to stir up the peach tea, as industry insiders revealed EXCLUSIVE facts to HollywoodLife on October 2 about the show’s cast’s future for the upcoming 14th season.
According to a source close to the production, none of the remaining cast members on the program, Kenya Moore, Falynn Guobadia, Kandi Burruss, and Drew Sidora, have been officially requested to return. With the departure of two of the show’s long-running stars, Cynthia Bailey and Porsha Williams, casting choices for who will carry those prized peaches are still open.
“They’re still casting for next season,” says the source. Our source informed HollywoodLife, “They’re supposed to start filming later this month.” “Cynthia is open to making a guest appearance this season and isn’t saying goodbye to Bravo,” says the source. For the time being, she’s putting her Housewives hat away. Porsha is acting as if she’s finished, but Cynthia is willing to return in the future.”
When it comes to comebacks, no one should expect to see NeNe Leakes anytime soon, if at all. “There’s no way Nene will ever return to that show with the way things ended between her and the network, so those allegations are entirely false,” the source stated. “There haven’t been any plans for her to show up.”
Surprisingly, the show’s producers are seeking for new faces to add to the cast, and they may be targeting athletes. Our source didn’t say who they were talking about, but they did say that production is looking at a professional basketball player. “They were also talking to a WNBA player about joining the cast. They’re looking for diverse women with distinct personalities.”
Overall, Season 13 of ‘RHOA’ comes to a bittersweet conclusion, since the cast shakeup is expected to bring more changes next season. “Cynthia will be missed by all of the ladies. She’s a mainstay on the show, and everyone admires her as an original,” the person stated. “Most people will miss Porsha, but Kandi was the only one she had a genuine friendship with anymore.
Kenya isn’t mourning her departure, to be sure, but she’s a professional who can work with her if necessary.” While Kenya may not be concerned about Porsha’s departure, we’re curious if the former beauty queen has time to sleep at all given that she’s a regular on ‘RHOA’ and a newly minted castmate on ABC’s Dancing With the Stars. Nothing a few of twirls won’t fix!