Two or three co-stars from the current season of Real Housewives of Atlanta will likely be asked back, per a recent report, as Porsha Williams is allegedly “playing hardball” with the network over her potential return.
A source who spoke to ET shared that Porsha may return next season if the payout is high enough.
“Bravo has been trying to get Porsha to come back to The Real Housewives of Atlanta for the possible cast shakeup, but she’s playing hardball,” said the insider. “Bravo offered Porsha a lot of money to return, but she declined.”
The insider continued, “Porsha is telling friends she wants to be the highest-paid Housewife on any franchise. Porsha could return, but as of now, she and Bravo have not come to an agreement.”
Meanwhile, sources speaking to The Jasmine Brand declared that new castmates will likely be introduced next season, but two or three of the current cast will stay on. According to speculation, Kenya Moore, Kandi Burruss, and potentially Sheree Whitfield will be asked back.
Insiders also told the outlet that the newbies will probably not be famous as the show can’t afford to pay big stars.
Some fans were bothered by the reboot report, and they expressed their intention to boycott the network if the cast is completely replaced. Other viewers allegedly sent death threats to production.
“We don’t need a cast reboot, we need a PRODUCTION reboot! Production destroyed this season!” wrote one fan on Twitter.
A different user expressed, “Getting rid of the entire #RHOA cast feels like it would be an overcorrection and a misplacement of blame for what was objectively not a good season — the elements were there for a much better one.”
Another added, “Production is not to blame for this flop season. They’ve been doing this for 14 season and know how to produce a great show. They can only do so much. The girls aren’t working and given them any content. That’s all it comes down to. We’re bored.”
The two-part Real Housewives of Atlanta season 15 reunion begins airing on Sunday, September 3, at 8/7c and concludes on Sunday, September 10, at 8/7c on Bravo.