Netflix announced yesterday that it has ordered more episodes of the popular docusoaps “Selling Sunset,” featuring “All My Children” and “Days of our Lives” alum Chrishell Stause, and “Bling Empire.” The streaming giant will give viewers at least two more seasons of “Sunset” to bring it through season five while “Bling Empire” will be back for a second season.
“I promised I would tell you the SECOND I could. So here you go! Let’s do this!” wrote Stause on Instagram in a post that included a highlight reel of the most recent seasons of “Selling Sunset” and “Bling Empire.”
“Selling Sunset” follows the high-end real estate market of Los Angeles’ most successful realtors who all work under the same roof at The Oppenheim Group, the #1 agency in the Hollywood Hills and the Sunset Strip. “They work hard and play harder, as they compete with the cutthroat LA market… and each other,” reads a snippet of the show’s synopsis. Set to return alongside Jason Oppenheim, Brett Oppenheim and Stause are Christine Quinn, Mary Fitzgerald (and Romain Bonnet), Heather Rae Young, Amanza Smith, Maya Vander, and Davina Potratz. Seasons 1-3 are currently available to view on the service.
Debuting in January, “Bling Empire” follows a wildly wealthy group of Asian and Asian American friends (and frenemies) in Los Angeles. While their days and nights are filled with fabulous parties and expensive shopping sprees, don’t let the glitz and glamour fool you. Between running multi-billion dollar businesses and traveling the world, these friends are as good at keeping secrets as they are at spilling them. And there is certainly no shortage of secrets.
According to the streaming giant, the term “docusoap” tightens the category for its reality shows since the term “unscripted” is too broad and diverse. “These shows follow a person or group of people (like family, friends, or coworkers) going about their real, everyday lives. They can offer a fun, light-hearted escape, or inspire a juicy, heated debate,” the service notes in its announcement of the renewals of the two programs.
“They can provide a glimpse into a world different from our own, or even show a new side of our own circles. (And yes, they’re usually filled with more feuds, tears and tense dinner parties than our regular lives.) Whether you love these shows outright or just love a guilty pleasure, we’re thrilled that Netflix members have embraced our docusoaps.”
In addition to the returns of “Selling Sunset” and “Bling Empire,” Netflix also announced that it has ordered two additional docusoaps from the creators of the two powerhouses.
From “Selling Sunset” executive producer Adam DiVello comes a new untitled series that follows the Allure Realty Group residing alongside the Florida coast. Owned by military vet Sharelle Rosado, the all-Black, all-female real estate firm has its eyes set on dominating the Suncoast. These ladies are equally as fun as they are fiercely ambitious, with all of them vying to be on top of the lavish world of luxury waterfront real estate. Sharelle has big plans for her brokerage and won’t let anyone or anything get in the way of making her dreams a reality.
“Bling Empire” executive producer Jeff Jenkins will next bring viewers into the world of “My Unorthodox Life,” which centers around the personal and professional life of fashion mogul Julia Haart – a former member of an ultra-Orthodox Jewish community turned CEO of Elite World Group. Since taking the reins of a global talent empire, Haart has been on a mission to revolutionize the industry from the inside out – all while being a mother of four. Her children include a TikToker, an app designer, a lawyer, and a high schooler torn between two conflicting cultures, and Haart helps them reconcile their Orthodox upbringings with the modern world. “My Unorthodox Life” takes viewers on a journey through Julia Haart’s untamed, unpredictable, and unorthodox life. The series will premiere later in 2021.