Following months of rumors regarding the Bravo series’ potential cancellation, Jax took to his Instagram page, where he participated in a Q&A session with his fans and followers and revealed when he and his co-stars are expected to begin filming the new episodes.
“We’re supposed to go back to filming. Vanderpump Rules is supposed to go back to filming,” Jax confirmed, according to a clip of his IG session shared by The Real Andy of Beverly Hills.
“In fact, we were supposed to go back this month, in fact, I think. We’re supposed to,” he continued. “That’s the last I heard. We were supposed to. But it’s just a matter of when they’re gonna allow us.”
As fans of Pump Rules may know, SUR Restaurant, where the series is filmed, reopened at the end of last month after being shut down since March due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Just last week, prior to Jax’s social media video, an insider told The Sun that Bravo is “planning to move forward with the [new] Vanderpump Rules season” but waiting for “more to open up in California for the safety of crew and cast” before starting production.
While the majority of the cast is expected to be back for the new episodes, aside from Stassi Schroeder, Kristen Doute, Max Boyens, and Brett Caprioni, all of whom were fired in June due to allegations of racism, Lala suggested to Entertainment Tonight that she may not be on board with Pump Rules season nine.
“I need to see what next season would entail,” Lala, who announced her first pregnancy in September, admitted. “I need to make sure that’s a healthy space for me. I’m going to be a mother. … I have my own child looking up to me, so it would have to be the right situation. It’s a different zone now. I just don’t see me walking into SUR clapping back at [Danica Dow] for serving me the wrong meal.”