It has been months since we last saw the Southern Charm cast at the Season 5 reunion this past summer, and fans are ready to find out what will be coming Season 6. From shooting dates to cast members, here is what we know so far.
Insiders say that the cast – Kathryn Dennis, Craig Conover, Shep Rose, Cameran Eubanks, Naomie Olindo, Austen Kroll, and Chelsea Meissner – started filming Season 6 at the beginning of October, and there will be a total of ten episodes.
I will not watch if Ashley Jacobs returns to the show.
— Miao (@DuchessMiao) November 2, 2018
Because of Hurricane Florence, the cast had to start filming later than normal, but they will wrap at the usual time, and there will be the same number of episodes as in past seasons. Bravo has not yet announced a premiere date for the new season, but for the past three years, it has returned during the first week of April.
The biggest change between Season 5 and Season 6 is the absence of Thomas Ravenel. Back in May, two women accused Ravenel of sexual assault, and that led to him missing out of the Season 5 reunion. Then, after police arrested him for charges of assault and battery, Bravo announced that Ravenel would not be coming back to the show.
Hey Bravo I've been on the fence about your programming, the report I just read that you plan on a Ashley Jacobs return to Southern Charm has tipped the scales and not in your favor. #BYEASHLEY, #BYEBRAVO
— pam cusic (@pjdopatch) November 2, 2018
Ravenel has denied the allegations against him, and he will be in court on November 5th when a judge will determine if his case will go to trial. As for Ravenel’s on-again, off-again girlfriend Ashley Jacobs, Us Weekly is reporting that she declined Bravo’s offer for her to return next season.
“They weren’t specific about what her role would be since she doesn’t have a lot of people to film with. They wanted Ashley to work her way back into the friend circle, but there was just no guarantee that that would happen,” the source explains.
So, that means that we won’t get the chance to see Jacobs talk with Dennis – which is a bummer – but it’s hard to believe that anyone will miss her after her year of stirring up so much trouble with the cast. And, without Ravenel, it would be a little awkward to see Jacobs interacting with his former co-stars.
Insiders say that Jacobs was in talks with the network and producers, but she didn’t feel like she could represent herself well with the way Bravo was presenting it to her.
As for what we will see in the new season, hopefully, we will get an inside look at the Southern Charm women’s recent glamping trip. Olindo, Meissner, Dennis, Eubanks, and Danni Baird shared pics on Instagram this past weekend that showed the crew enjoying time at Firefly Distillery at Wadmalaw Island in South Carolina, as well as the luxurious rooms at Bolt Farm Treehouse.
New episodes of Southern Charm will return to Bravo in Spring 2019.