Tuesday, June 12, 2018

The Real Housewives Of Sydney Reportedly ‘Will Begin Filming Season 2 In 2019’ And Producers Will Add New Cast Members To “Shake Things Up And Change The Dynamics!”

According to a new report, The Real Housewives of Sydney are set to return after a year-long hiatus and is set to return next year with new cast members to "shake things up and change the dynamics." An insider revealed to The Daily Telegraph that several cast members were contacted by Foxtel last week to sign up for season two of the controversial hit reality series.

"At this stage it looks like production will not recommence until early 2019," the source added.

Meanwhile, the source claimed that two new ladies are set to join the cast. Former fashion designer Rebecca Davis has been previously reported as one of the contenders.

According to Confidential, the Sydney socialite is keen to be part of the group.

"Producers have another solid new cast member who they hope will shake things up and change the dynamics," the source added.

Last year, the publication revealed that Davis was in discussions with Foxtel producers about possibly joining the show.

"I've certainly got the single mum thing down pat and am right in the thick of it right now raising my kids and starting my new business," she said at the time.

Rebecca was previously married to high-powered investment banker Bryan Davies. The couple and their three children lived in a $10million mansion in Point Piper, Sydney before their split in 2012, reports The Daily Mail.

A few weeks back, rumors circulated the internet that The Real Housewives of Sydney was put on hold since Foxtel wanted to focus on The Real Housewives of Melbourne, which was rumored to begin production for Season 5 in June.

The news came from a Reddit page that also claimed that former RHOMelbourne cast member Pettifleur Berenger was set to return to the show's fifth season. Also, rumors reveal that Janet Roach was allegedly exiting the show after four seasons.

However, Jackie Gillies took to Twitter to shut down these rumors. The #ShineShineShine psychic revealed that neither Sydney or Melbourne have been renewed by the network.

"Sydney & Melbourne #Housewives have not been commissioned for next season as of yet," she wrote.


Meanwhile, controversial cast member Lisa Oldfield teased that the reality show was in fact cancelled after a fan asked her in the comment section is the rumors were true about RHOS being canned, since the network and producers "refused" to confirm the show's fate.


"yep!," Oldfield replied, claiming that the show is in fact not returning for a second season.

As previously reported,the controversial show was rejected by U.S. network Bravo for being too extreme - this was the first time a Real Housewives franchise was not immediately picked up for syndication.

If you recall, the fate of the show was in question after Bravo decided not to commission the show for being "too extreme" for American viewers, in which Foxtel's head of television Brian Walsh revealed that he was concerned about the cast, hinting changes would have be made to the housewives line up.

"A lot of the women in this show were nasty for nasty’s sake and have no redeeming features," he said. "I particularly felt Lisa Oldfield and AthenaX Levendi were driving their own agendas."

Brian said he would be steering changes in the second series to make sure the women were better behaved and more friendly towards each other.

"I’ve raised my concerns with the production team from this season. I felt the bad language and behavior throughout the series did go too far," he told The Daily Telegraph.

While there was many hints that Lisa Oldfield and Athena X Levendi were being cut from the show, is understood a revolt from fans of the show have forced producers to reconsider.

“Lisa and Athena may be confrontational on screen, but fans love them,” the source told The Herald Sun back in July. “When rumors came out that bosses were keen to cut them, fans were not impresses, now Foxtel is being forced to reconsider.”

The publication claimed that while all the women are under three season contracts, Matchbox Pictures, who produce the show, can let any cast members go at their discretion.

Lisa Oldifield's husband David hinted that the show was not returning for a second season when the couple where contestants on Ten's reality show, "I'm a Celebrity... Get Me out of Here!" earlier this year.

Particular taking a dig at Lisa's RHOS nemesis Krissy Marsh, David said: "She doesn't understand that the show is over. A couple of them we know are not dealing with the fact that whatever they were... they are not that now."

Dismissing the cast as a bunch of 'fame whores', he added: "They really did have their 15 minutes of fame."

While the series was not picked up by U.S. network Bravo for being "too extreme," the show found international success in New Zealand and the U.K.

The Sydney Season 1 cast consists of spiritual goddess AthenaX Levendi, businesswoman Lisa Oldfield alongside former model Krissy Marsh, day spa queen Matty Samaei, ’90s pop star Melissa Tkautz, former Miss World Nicole O’Neill and socialite Victoria Rees.

Photo Credit: Foxtel

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