Since its series premiere in 2019, Selling Sunset has been appointment viewing for reality TV fans. The premiere of season 5 (opens in new tab) in April of 2022 proved it, with the show jumping to no. 1 on Netflix's top 10 the very day of release. We're even getting an extra episode to resolve all of the unanswered questions from the season 5 finale: A reunion special, set to premiere on May 6. So what's next for the reality hit after the reunion? Here's what we know so far about a potential season 6 of Selling Sunset.
Has 'Selling Sunset' been renewed for a sixth season?
Though Netflix hasn't announced an official renewal yet, Us Weekly (opens in new tab) reported that the reality hit was renewed for seasons 6 and 7 last January. One of the outlet's sources added that the cast won’t start filming new seasons right away so the cast can have "a bit of a break" before the new seasons. Tan France also gave a sort of confirmation during the season 5 reunion, saying at its end, "Bring on Season 6!"
It's no surprise that the show is reportedly getting more seasons, as Sunset and Love Is Blind have led Netflix's current reality show boom. The report also came out after season 4's premiere, so we can guess the streamer saw the fan response and said, "More, please."
Who would be in the cast of Selling Sunset season 6?
Most of the realtors are very certain to return, including Jason and Brett Oppenheim, Chrishell Stause, Mary Fitzgerald, Amanza Smith, Heather Rae El Moussa, Emma Hernan, Davina Potraz, and Chelsea Lazkani. As for the cast members whose futures are up in the air at the end of season 5, including Christine Quinn (opens in new tab), Maya Vander, and Vanessa Villela, it likely depends on their personal schedules. Maya, who received a pseudo-goodbye lunch this season, told E! News (opens in new tab) that she likely won't be a full cast member in upcoming seasons.
"I'm probably not going to be a full-time cast member because it's going to be difficult for me logistically to do the back-and-forth again, especially with a third child," she said. "Realistically speaking, I'm probably going to stay more focused on Miami, my family and my business here, if we get renewed for another season."
What has the cast been up to since season 5 was filmed?
Some of the cast have made huge life and business changes since filming wrapped on season 5. Maya announced last February that she has opened her own brokerage in Miami, the Maya Vander Group (opens in new tab) (she's also still listed on the Oppenheim Group's site).
Christine also started her own real estate company (opens in new tab) with her husband Christian Dumontet, RealOpen, which allows people to purchase or sell homes via cryptocurrency. After Jason Oppenheim said there was "no place" for her at the O Group, Christine hit back on TikTok: "Of course there’s no place for me. I terminated my contract weeks ago prior to filming.” But that doesn't mean she won't appear on Selling Sunset—Christine told Daily Pop: "“It means we might have to get a little creative when it comes to the new season, because it’s going to be like a battle of the brokerages, so it will be fun."
On the relationship front, Vanessa's boyfriend Nick Hardy (opens in new tab) (a.k.a. Tom Fraud) upgraded her promise ring to an engagement ring. He proposed to her last January, with Vanessa sharing a clip of the proposal taking place at LA's Griffith Observatory at sunset.
Heather has also made some big decisions in family planning. The realtor underwent in-vitro fertilization treatments last December, and documented the process on social media (opens in new tab). In a Page Six (opens in new tab) interview last week, she said that she plans to wait on having a baby. "Already having two kids and balancing work and life and family — just everything. I just felt like my body’s not ready," she said, adding that she wants to feel "very excited, not stressed, not feeling overwhelmed," during pregnancy, and that she is "just not at that place right now."
Chrishell has also met someone who may appear along with her in some new episodes. The former soap opera actress revealed during the season 5 finale that she has been seeing nonbinary Australian singer G Flip (who goes by they/them pronouns) and even starred in their upcoming "Get Me Outta Here" music video. The pair have even moved in together, per People (opens in new tab), so their relationship may be shown in season 6.
What have the cast and crew said about 'Selling Sunset' season 6?
In recent interviews, some members of the cast have shared big life updates that may be shown in an upcoming season. Mary Fitzgerald opened up to Distractify (opens in new tab) about beginning the process of freezing her eggs, saying that Chrishell and Heather have given her some guidance.
"She [Heather] has definitely given me advice on what to expect in the process, and if l should do it while we're filming or not, because, you know, I think viewers would like to follow along with that process," she said.
She added, "I guess we put our lives out there for everybody. So, I wouldn't want to be hormonal and bloated, like, during [filming]. But again, that's what comes along with [being on a reality show]," Mary continued, clearly thinking of her privacy while still being open to the idea. It depends on what the doctor says. We're doing an initial part right now, but if it lines up with filming, I'll probably go ahead and let the cameras follow me."
Chrishell has also opened up about her future family planning. In a People (opens in new tab) interview, she said that she's "keeping all my options open" when it comes to having a child, even having a baby without a partner.
"I would love for that to happen, but if it doesn't, I feel like I can do it on my own," she says. "That's something that seems scary, but it also seems a little freeing, knowing that I'm not tied down to this idea that I only have this finite amount of time to figure it out."
"It's 2022 and we have to kind of look at all options," she continued. "I definitely have come around to the thought that, yes, I'm going to go and try and [find a partner], but if I don't find that, that's okay too."
In an interview with TODAY (opens in new tab), new addition Chelsea said that she's ready to come back for more episodes.
"I do hope I'm on future seasons. This season I came on and it was really about me proving myself," she told the outlet, adding that she wants to show the tougher moments of being a working mom. "I hope to hone in on some of those vulnerable, tougher moments. To show that it's not all Dolce & Gabbana and Christian Louboutin heels," she said.
What about the OC spinoff?
Season 5 also showed viewers a reminder that another Selling spinoff is set to premiere, with one scene taking place at the Oppenheim Group's giant new office in Newport Beach. Though Netflix hasn't announced an official premiere date, Variety (opens in new tab) reported that filming had begun on Selling the OC last November, with the show expected to release some time in 2022. We also now have a drama-filled trailer, which premiered at the end of the Sunset reunion special.
In a recent Tudum (opens in new tab) interview, creator Adam DiVello dropped some hints about the spinoff, saying that the show will have "a cast of guys and girls, which is different." He also revealed that he worked with Jason Oppenheim as the broker was hiring agents, getting the chance to "round out the cast" among the real-life employees.
"The cast is just wild, right from the jump; they don’t hold back," he said. "They don’t have any filters. They say what they’re thinking. And it’s a very drama-filled season."
Quinci LeGardye is a Contributing Culture Editor who covers TV, movies, Korean entertainment, books, and pop culture. When she isn’t writing or checking Twitter, she’s probably watching the latest K-drama or giving a concert performance in her car.
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