Below Deck Season 9 premiere dates, trailers, and returning cast members have been released, including the shocking news that Captain Lee Rosbach is missing from the action.
Although there is still half of Below Deck Mediterranean’s sixth season to play out on screen, Bravo is kicking off the excitement for Below Deck Season 9. Viewers can’t get enough of the original episode featuring the sea stud. The good news is that fans won’t have to wait much longer for the new season.
Season 8 of Below Deck ended last February, leaving viewers anxiously awaiting the return of the hit show. It’s pretty much a foregone conclusion that the yachting show will debut in the fall based on Bravo’s schedule for the franchise. Viewers can usually count on seeing Captain Lee and crew in late October or early November. Season 9 is also no exception, which is fantastic news. Below Deck Season 9 debuts Monday, October 25 at 9/8c on Bravo.
Unlike Below Deck Med Season 6, fans will not have early access to episodes via Peacock. Instead, Below Deck Season 9 episodes will drop on Peacock the following day, after the episode debuts on Bravo.
Two cast members are returning for another stint. Eddie Lucas, who is now a first officer, and chef Rachel Hargrove are back. Ashling Lorger just called out Rachel for being impatient with production during season 8, so her return is pretty interesting.
Below Deck Season 9 Trailer And A Missing Captain Lee Rosbach
The season 9 trailer begins with a shocking twist. Eddie learns that Captain Lee Rosbach will not be at the helm for the season. Captain Sean Meagher is in charge this time, at least for a while. Just when Eddie is about to lose it with the new captain and crew, Captain Lee returns to save the day. No viewers are not in for an entire season without the sea stud, just a few episodes.
Based on the trailer, it looks like Below Deck Season 9 will be very similar to Below Deck Sailing Yacht Season 2 and Below Deck Mediterranean Season 6 in terms of drunken revelry. COVID-19 had an impact on filming, so it’s likely that the crew was in a bubble like the other two shows.
There’s a lot of brawling, fisticuffs, and good times to be had. There’s also a lot of drama in true Below Deck fashion, including a moment where it looks like Captain Lee Rosbach sends several crew members away. Also, Eddie fears that the captain is close to firing him at some point.