Thursday, November 10, 2016

The Real Housewives Of Auckland Returning For Season 2?!

The question in everyone's mind is if The Real Housewives of Auckland will be back for Season 2?! While no public announcements have been made on the future for reality series, a source has confirmed that the Kiwi cast members signed a three-year deal with the show's producers before it debuted.

According to a source close to the show, cast members reportedly signed a three-year deal with the show's producers before the first series debuted - with both sides entitled to opt out after one season, reports Stuff.

The same thing occurred to the six original cast members of Australia's installment of The Real Housewives of Melbourne, which Matchbox Pictures also produces along with The Real Housewives of Syndey, who's currently filming season one.

When asked about the fate of the reality TV series and a potential second run, Matchbox Pictures' managing director Chris Oliver-Taylor said that they were "thrilled" with how the show performed.

"We are thrilled that the series did so well for Bravo and Matchbox Pictures would love to produce a second series, discussions are ongoing, but we have nothing to announce at this point," he told Stuff.

Unlike the overseas franchise, the Real Housewives of Auckland did not return for a reunion special, with many speculating that the "budget may have run out". However others suggested that the growing rifts between key cast members resulted in the women choosing not to reunite for a final episode. But the ladies, with the exception of Louise Wallace did reunite after the finale episode aired in a Facebook Live segment on Bravo NZ's official Facebook page. Wallace did not participate due to other work commitments, however she did  later get her own Facebook Live segment.

Wallace has said that while she would sign up again for another season, the show had actually cost her money, with each of the women required to self-fund their own "glam squad", clothing, make-up artists and hairstylists.

"Production does provide hair and make up ahead of all formal to camera interviews," said Matchbox Pictures' Oliver-Taylor.

"However, if the housewives choose to use their own stylist or makeup artist for other filmed activities, this is at their own expense".

Meanwhile, a spokesperson for Bravo New Zealand said that the network would not comment on the future of the show or individual cast contracts.

"While Bravo is the broadcaster of the show, the agreements you are referencing are between Matchbox Pictures and the individual cast members," she said. "As such we can't comment on individual contract details."

Do you think RHOAKL deserves a second chance? Sound off in the comment section below!

Photo Credit: Bravo

No comments :

Post a Comment