Netflix Selling Sunset, a reality series about the personal and professional lives of a top LA real estate agent, has been a somewhat surprising hit with viewers, with the last five seasons all finding themselves in the Top 10 after their release. And Real Housewife franchises you may want to watch out for, as the streaming empire continues to grow, with Sell Tampa premieres in December 2021 and sell OC coming in August 2022. The parent series has now gotten some major update news from streaming platforms, but that good news is coupled with the update that one star isn’t returning for Season 6.
Netflix Confirms Sunset Sales Renewed For Two More Seasons
In a rare pop culture moment, the rumors are true. Last January, a few months before Season 5 was released, many rumors were circulating online claiming that Selling Sunset already got the green light for two more seasons. Leading co-star Heather Rae Young (now Mrs. Tarek El Moussa) seemed to be celebrating the moment by posting lots of sweet throwback photos of the cast. Well, Netflix has finally confirmed the speculation: Season 6 and Season 7 have already begun, with the sixth episode set set to begin shooting later this summer.
Even without the previous rumors sparking fan cravings, the news of this update isn’t all that surprising. From the furore over Emma Hernan’s alleged Raya match with Ben Affleck to Chrishell Stause’s shocking romantic reveal, Selling Sunset has become the talk of the town in a way that Netflix execs might want for all their unscripted shows. So much so that the reality series won big at the 2022 MTV Movie and TV Awards, taking home Best Reality Star (Stause) and Best Docu-Reality Series.
Ahead of Season 6, One Star Out of Sunset Sales
Probably the only negative in the ocean Selling SunsetHis success was the loss of one of his original stars. TMZ reports that Maya Vander, who has been a part of the hit stream for five seasons, is leaving for good. A production source allegedly told the outlet that Vander chose to prioritize his family and business in Miami going forward. Supposedly, he had transferred his real estate license from the well-known Oppenheim Group to the Miami Compass company.
Maya Vander is not yet registered with Compass official website as one of their Miami real estate agents. But if and when that’s confirmed to be true, this Season 6 update shouldn’t come as much of a surprise either. The reality star has given hints about Selling Sunset for some time that he might leave eventually.
Vander comes clean with New York Post back in January, too, in sharing that things were “difficult” after his son’s stillbirth in December 2021, apart from having to constantly travel from the East Coast to the West Coast for five seasons. She was firm about things at the time, saying, “I can’t be a no-show mom.” The alum also laments that for all the trouble he’s had for the show, the editors usually only use a little bit of his voice here and there.
What Else Is In Store To Sell Sunset Season 6?
Maya Vander isn’t the only one walking away Selling Sunset ahead of Season 6. Her co-star Christine Quinn actually officially dropped out of the Oppenheim Group earlier this year. But there remains some confusion over whether the 33-year-old will return to the show in a different capacity. Quinn had previously said that she would think about next season somehow (and even had a logistical offer), but during a later promotional tour of her book, she hinted that she was “free” from the control of the Netflix streamer.
Allegedly, there were a lot of “terrible” BTS behavior Christine Quinn experienced from one of them Selling Sunset executive producer in particular. He claimed that the error resulted in the executive being banned while the cast was on set, but said his “retaliatory behavior” against him ultimately continued. After going out of business, Quinn has decided to continue by opening her own cryptocurrency brokerage with her husband. His renowned tenacity will surely make him successful, although I can’t help but wonder what the future holds Selling Sunset can survive without him and the drama…
Everyone could probably live pretty easily without Maya Vander, but Christine Quinn… I’m not so sure. Quinn’s protégé from Season 5, Chelsea Lazkani, has noted that she wants to advocate for more black women in real estate and on the show, so she might take on more roles. The other alumni will most likely have to step up their game as well without Quinn there to constantly lean on to complain.
We will keep you updated on the latest. However, for now, fans can see it sell OC when it premieres on August 24 and all other titles still to come on the Netflix 2022 TV schedule.