With season seven of The Real Housewives of Atlanta wrapping a few weeks ago and season eight set to begin filming shortly, rumors of who is in and who is out of the cast for the upcoming season are all over the Internet. Due to all of the rumors, Bravo is setting the story straight.
Bravo’s production team is speaking out as to whether or not casting decisions have been made for the eighth season.
“It’s still too early to talk about who’s confirmed for the next season,” they revealed. “We haven’t begun production, but we’re excited about how the season is shaping up, and look forward to announcing details soon.”
Both Bravo and Andy Cohen usually send out statements like this whenever casting rumors are going around about any of The Real Housewives series. Since production is set to begin very shortly, certainly some casting decisions have been made or discussed.
The most popular casting rumors circulating the web are that NeNe Leakes, Kandi Burruss, and Kenya Moore have been asked back full-time. Claudia Jordan has reportedly been fired. Kim Fields has reportedly been asked to replace Claudia. Friend of the housewives, Demetria McKinney, will not be returning. Cynthia Bailey was supposed to be out, but due to her husband Peter Thomas’ cheating scandal, she will be back. This just leaves Phaedra Parks and Porsha Williams up in the air.
As Bravo has stated, none of these casting rumors can be confirmed yet, but with production beginning shortly, some concrete decisions will certainly be made shortly.
Do you believe Bravo that no casting decisions have been confirmed yet? Who would you like to see stay or go for the eighth season?