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The Real Housewives Of Auckland Cast Reunite For Upcoming Bravo New Zealand Special — See Pics Here!

As we previously reported, Bravo New Zealand commissioned a one-hour special, which will reunite the original cast of The Real Housewives of Auckland.

The special titled, Get Housewived, is currently in production. According to a report, the special will follow Gilda Kirkpatrick and Michelle Blanchard as they lead their “own mission impossible” by bringing to life an unforgettable experience for a deserving Kiwi family.

Kirkpatrick and Blanchard will be assisted on their task by a team of experts and cameos from the original cast, according to Real Screen.

However, it appears that the rest of the cast, Angela Stone, Anne Batley Burton, and Louise Wallace, will also join Kirkpatrick and Blanchard for the upcoming special. 

The only cast member who will not take part in the series is Julia Sloane. The Kiwi ladies confirmed the news via their Instagram pages.

Anne, who shared a photo of the five ladies, wrote: "Back together again. Good times with the girls #rhoakl #gildakirkpatrick #michelleblanchard #louisewallace #annebatleyburton #champagnelady #keepingupwithchampagnelady #markovinavineyardestate #bravonz"

Wallace shared a group selfie, which Angela, was missing, and captioned the post, "Fun times! Back together again. #RHOAKL"

As for Gilda, she shared a photo posing with the rest of the ladies, and captioned, "Oh hello 👋🏼🤗✌🏼 fab women fab life ❣️."

The special is being developed by NBCUniversal International Studios’ Matchbox Pictures, Get Housewived is a spin-off from the Real Housewives franchise, which is licensed by NBCUniversal Formats for international adaptation, reports TBI Vision.

NBCUniversal Global Distribution handles the licensing of The Real Housewives franchise and will manage the distribution of Get Housewived outside of New Zealand.

The one-hour special is being co-produced by Matchbox Pictures and Workparty NZ, with filming currently underway and the special due to premiere on Bravo later this year. Viewers can expect to see the luxury-loving ladies return to put their collective knowledge of all things glitzy and glamorous to good use, by creating an unforgettable experience for one lucky family.

Executive producers are Dan Munday for Matchbox Pictures and Hayley Cunningham for Workparty NZ.

“We are thrilled to be able to bring local production back to Bravo New Zealand, which is now the fastest growing FTA channel in NZ this year,” said Chris Taylor, Bravo New Zealand executive chairman and MD, NBCUniversal International Networks and Television Distribution ANZ. “We hope our NZ audiences enjoy this feel-good special featuring some of their favorite Housewives Of Auckland.”

Alastair McKinnon, Matchbox Pictures MD, added, “It is such a genius idea to have our fabulous Real Housewives Of Auckland reunite to bring some much-needed glitz and glamour to the lives of others. What could possibly go wrong?”

The series made its debut on Bravo New Zealand in 2016. The cast included Anne Batley Burton, Angela Stone, Gilda Kirkpatrick, Julia Sloane, Louise Wallace, and Michelle Blanchard.

The first season consists of ten episodes with no reunion special. The series made controversial headlines after Sloane used a racial slur against co-star Blanchard during an episode of the series, which even lawyers got involved.

In 2018, A Bravo NZ spokesperson confirmed that there were no plans for a second season. “The Real Housewives of Auckland was incredibly successful for Bravo NZ, as well as internationally with the show also airing in the US, Europe and Australia. We have no immediate plans for another series, but it is something we would love to do so never say never!” they said in a statement to Stuff.

Photo Credit: Anne Batley Burton/Instagram