Lisa Vanderpump’s reality television empire is growing… and going international!
In addition to Lisa’s uber-successful flagship series, Vanderpump Rules, it was announced that streaming service Hulu has ordered 10 episodes of the Bravo star’s newest venture: An unscripted Pump Rules spinoff titled Vanderpump Villa.
“Vanderpump Villa follows the hand-picked staff of Lisa Vanderpump’s luxury French villa as they live and work together to navigate every extravagant desire of their well-to-do guests,” a press release from the streaming giant via Us Weekly read on Thursday, June 8.
Lisa will be serving as an executive producer on the new series, though it remains unclear if she will be making appearances on the show herself. But knowing Lisa, it’s more than likely in the realm of possibilities. No cast or release date has been announced as of now.
Vanderpump Villa’s addition to Lisa’s resume coincides with Vanderpump Rules being renewed for season 11 following the conclusion of the explosive season 10 reunion, which saw “Scandoval” take full and center-stage.
Though the full cast is expected to return following the fallout from stars Tom Sandoval and Raquel Leviss’ relationship-ending affair, Ariana Madix has reportedly refused to film with either her ex Sandoval or her ex-BFF Raquel after their betrayal.
Raquel has since checked into a mental health treatment facility, where she is currently still residing. Sandoval has been touring with his band, Tom Sandoval and the Most Extras.
There has been no word on if either party is returning to the series as well.
However, executive producer Alex Baskin recently revealed that it’s not improbable that past cast members and former faces may pop up during season 11 of Pump Rules. OG star Kristen Doute made a cameo in the wake of “Scandoval” during a visit with Ariana, though she has expressed no desire to return to her old stomping grounds. Former stars Jax Taylor and his wife Britanny Cartwright, however, have not closed the door on the possibility of returning.
“This is not a show that you can plug an outsider into,” he teased to Variety in May. “So, we definitely have those conversations. And in real life, they are still all friends.”
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