'Bling Empire': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Netflix's new reality show
Netflix's latest reality show that focuses on the lives of the 'wildly wealthy' group of Asian-American friends is about to drop soon. Here's all you should know about it
'Keeping Up with the Kardashians' shot the long-running series' last episode ever on January 8, 2021. The show amassed a huge audience because of the wealthy lives of the reality TV stars and all their crazy antics. That show might have run its course but the audience needn't fret as Netflix is bringing an alternative version featuring a rich and famous group of extremely wealthy Asian-American friends from Los Angeles whose life entails extravagant party hopping trails, shopping sprees, and to bring it all together, a big dash of drama is thrown into the mix. Continue reading to know all about it.
The series was shot in Beverly Hills, according to a Deadline report. The debut season will contain eight-episodes, each 45 minutes long. The series will premiere on Friday, January 15, and like most series on Netflix, all episodes will be available to stream at a go.
The official synopsis of the show on Netflix's website states, "While their days and nights are filled with fabulous parties and expensive shopping sprees, don't let the glitz and glamour fool you." The Netflix description teases, "Between running multi-billion dollar businesses and traveling the world, these friends are as good at keeping secrets as they are at spilling them. And there is certainly no shortage of secrets."
30-year-old Kane started young. He was born into money but decided to branch out on his own and was an entrepreneur by the age of 17 after launching his own shoe brand. According to a report, he was a millionaire by the time he reached 20 years of age. He is also an Instagram influencer with a huge following of 139k followers, one of them being Rihanna. His bio also states that he's a real estate developer, investor as well as a philanthropist. You can keep up to date with his life here.
Christine Alexandra Chiu
The group also features members with ties to Chinese royalty, one of them is Christine. She is the founder of Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery along with her husband, celebrity plastic surgeon Dr. Gabriel Chu. "In China, my husband's father would be an emperor and baby G would be a little prince," she says in the trailer. In 2016, she made a huge huff and puff about the fact that she was annoyed that the exclusive gowns she was buying were being seen on actresses including Jessica Chastain and Kerry Washington.
The millionairess, a regular at ultra-exclusive front rows at fashion weeks had a tough time coming to terms with the fact that actresses were possibly wearing the same dress that she was paying a lot of money for. "The first five years of couture for me were about coming to terms with celebrities possibly wearing the same dress that I'm paying a lot of money for," she recalled back then, according to a report. "A few years ago, there was a Chanel dress that I was putting a deposit on and I saw Jessica Chastain wearing it at an Oscar event and thought, 'I don't want the sloppy seconds.' Not that anyone would call couture sloppy."
The cast also includes fashion influencer Jaime Xie, Kim Lee a DJ by profession, and heiress Cherie Chan, as well as Anna Shay, Kelly Mi Li, Andrew Gray, Florent Bonadei, Kevin Kreider, and Jessey Lee.
It is produced by Jeff Jenkins Productions, the company set up by former Bunim/Murray co-president and 'Keeping Up The Kardashians' executive producer Jeff Jenkins, and backed by 3BMG.
The trailer does complete justice to the premise of the show and captures the jet-setting party life of the cast perfectly. Click on the video below to see for yourself.
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