Vanderpump Rules Season 9 will finally begin production. The series, which didn’t resume its regular filming schedule in the summer of 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, will soon return to its gritty action and drama for Bravo.
The series has dropped several key players that fans have been following for years, as well as some newcomers. Here are all the details on the season of Vanderpump Rules, who’s returning and who’s not.
Production on the show will begin next month, a Bravo spokesperson told Variety. The publication revealed that 18 months have passed since the cast and crew last got together to film. The extended hiatus in the series was due to safety risks posed by the coronavirus pandemic. Many of the scenes in the series take place in restaurants and bars in West Hollywood, California.
Following the announcement, Bravo shared more information about the next season of Lisa Vanderpump’s delicious drama. The TV station announced that safety protocols and a special COVID-19 plan will be in place during the production period to keep the entire VPR healthy.
“The plan was developed in accordance with CDC guidance, all state and local orders, as well as NBCUniversal’s own safety guidelines,” Bravo reported. “The health and safety of our cast and crew is Bravo’s top priority for all of our programs.
Who Isn’t Returning To ‘Vanderpump Rules’ This Next Season
After the 8th season, Stassi left with Schroeder and Kristen Doute. They were dumped after Faith Stowers spoke publicly about the couple allegedly calling her to the police for something she didn’t do, reports the BBC. Both Schroeder and Doute started out on VPR’s Season 1, where the best friends provided much of the storylines’ drama.
Later, Vanderpump Rules also announced that it would not be bringing back infamous series villain Jax Taylor and his wife Brittany Cartwright for season 9. The wedding of Taylor and Cartwright was the focus of much of season 8, much to the chagrin of some viewers.
Bravo also dropped new additions to the long-running reality show: Max Boyens and Brett Caprioni. The two had offensive social media posts that resurfaced, which many fans called out.
Dayna Kathan also announced that she will not be returning to Vanderpump Rules. Charli Burnett, who joined the cast in Season 8, has not yet confirmed that she will return next season.