Season 8 of Southern Charm will feature a few new faces as well as a return of an old cast member.
The Bravo series has captivated viewers for years, thanks to the beautiful intricacies of Charleston, South Carolina, and the wild and wacky ways of some of its citizens.
After Cameran Eubanks left the series ahead of season 7, Kathryn Dennis, Shep Rose, and Craig Conover are the only original cast members remaining alive. After being arrested in 2018 and pleading guilty to assault charges, Thomas Ravenel also left the show.
Due to the arrivals of Austen Kroll and his ex-girlfriend Madison LeCroy, Southern Charm has maintained its high level of drama, and viewers continue to check in to see what will happen next. Fans met John Pringle and Cameran’s friend Leva Bonaparte last season.
However, the performers have hinted that Season 8 of southern charm would bring even greater change.
Shep, Kathryn, and Craig are set to return, according to the Bravo cast list. Season 4’s Austen and Madison, as well as season 7’s newcomers John and Leva, are all returning.
Naomie Olindo is back on the scene!
After leaving the show after season 6 in 2020, Naomie revealed in September 2021 that she will return for a few episodes this season. “The expectation is that Naomie will be on the program, but not as a full-time cast member,” an insider told Us at the time. “On the show, she plays the part of a friend.”
Factors Naomie and Craig
Craig revealed how his ex is dealing following her ugly breakup from Metul during an interview on Andy Cohen’s Watch What Happens Live in October 2021.
“She’s had a wonderful time. In a strange way, I think she’s relieved,” he explained. “She’s glad to be back in Charleston, and everything happens for a reason. I doubt she was content in her marriage. But I believe she is simply relieved to be back in her own skin.”
Austen was asked if there had been any “sparks” between Craig and Naomie since she returned to Charleston the next night on WWHL. “This is something that will be covered on Southern Charm, and we’re filming right now,” he said.
Craig Teases After Filming
Craig guaranteed that season 8 will have the same enthusiasm as the series’ early years during an interview on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen in March 2022. He also stated that he was “a strong supporter” of his ex-girlfriend Naomie’s comeback.
“She made all of the necessary apologies.” And she stated exactly what everyone had hoped she would say to me. It’s also fantastic. She apologized. He was open and honest about it. “I think people are going to like this season because it puts it all together.”
Is Paige DeSorbo going to show up?
“Well, I’m dating a Southern Charm contestant.” “So you’ll definitely see me show up here and there, but we’ll see,” Paige teased in an exclusive interview with Us in October 2021. “Everyone with whom Craig associates are really polite to me. “I think I’ve met everyone.”
Drama in the ‘Winter House’
Craig, who filmed Winter House with Austen in February 2021, speculated that the men’s drama on the spinoff series could continue into season 8 of the Charleston-based show.
“It’s fun because you have Winter House, Summer House, and Southern Charm.” So it’s a little nerve-wracking, but I’m also incredibly eager to see everyone again,” the Sewing Down South founder told Us exclusively in October 2021. “You’ll see our dynamics from Winter House carry over into this summer, and who knows what will happen.”
The shoot has started
Craig and Austen announced that they would be filming the new season in Charleston during their Winter House viewing party in October 2021. They chose to stay in town and shoot rather than attend the premiere celebration for the spinoff series.
What Will Be the Number of Episodes?
Fans will watch 16 episodes this season, according to Austen, who announced it in March 2022. During a stop on his and Craig’s podcast tour, he teased: “Lots of drama ahead.” “The season is long.”
Trailer for season 8
In May 2022, Bravo released the first trailer for the next season, which featured dramatic fights between Austen and Craig as well as Austen and Shep. Craig and Naomie discuss their supposed hookup, while Craig tries to maintain his relationship with Paige. You can watch the trailer here at the following link: Bravo
Shep, for one, is in trouble as his girlfriend, Taylor, begins to “doubt everything” about their relationship. Madison, despite being engaged, appears to be envious of Austen’s new flame, Olivia Flowers, while Kathryn’s relationship with Chleb is in trouble.
Season 8 of Southern Charm starts Thursday, June 23 at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo.