Let’s face it. Season 6 of Southern Charm was not the greatest. There seemed to be a spark missing from the series. It is almost as if some of the charm of the show disappeared. Thomas Ravenel departed after Season 5 in a cloud of ugly legal issues. Kathryn Dennis was more private, possibly due to her legal wrangling with Thomas over custody of their children. Shep Rose appeared to have turned into that angry old man who lives on the corner.
Rumors about whether or not the show would return started cropping up in the fall, as Southern Charm has traditionally filmed during that time of year. Austen Kroll confirmed last November that the show had not yet started filming. In the same month, Craig Conover hinted Southern Charm would be returning, but offered little in the way of details. Now, there is some dish to share about the future of our charmers.
According to an article from Us Weekly, Southern Charm has finally started filming Season 7. Danni Baird posted a photo from a car with cameras set up via her Instagram Story on Thursday, February 20. She captioned the picture, “7th time’s a charm #SouthernCharm.”
Isn’t that great news? When Southern Charm is good, it is one of the best reality shows on television. Maybe the long hiatus has been spent in retooling the show. At least that is what I am hoping. Personally, I would much rather wait for a good show instead of something mediocre–or worse.
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In another tease, Naomie Olindo and Chelsea Meissner were seen together on Wednesday, February 19th. Naomie shared a photo with Chelsea via Instagram, captioned, “Just a couple of socially anxious girls living in a really crowded world.” The two are pictured together at an outdoor event.
Kathryn posted an Instagram Story with Austen’s sometime girlfriend Madison Lecroy on Thursday night. You know when social media starts ramping up, it is a likely sign that filming has commenced.
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So far, there is no official word on casting for Season 7. It is probably a safe bet that most of the usual suspects will be returning as the Southern Charm cast is made up of genuine friendships, unlike some reality shows. According to the Us Weekly article, neither villainess Ashley Jacobs or her ex Thomas are likely to return.
There will certainly be a lot to catch up on with the cast. Craig has had recent business success with his pillow line. Shep has–well–continued to make an occasional fool of himself on social media. Sadly, Naomie lost her father in January, so that will likely be a part of the upcoming season.
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Something that will be interesting about the upcoming show will be that filming starting in February means that we will likely be treated to a beautiful Charleston springtime as the season progresses. Count me in!
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