MTV 'The Hills' reboot kicks off but minus OG stars Lauren Conrad and Kristin Cavallari
The Hills - MTV has finally announced the return of the beloved reality series. The original cast members along with some fresh faces will be reuniting for the reboot.
'The Hills' fans have every reason to rejoice as MTV has finally announced the return of the beloved reality series. After a very successful run between 2006 and 2010, the original cast members along with some fresh faces will be reuniting for the reboot, 'New Beginnings', which is slated to premiere next year. The news was officially dropped during Monday night's MTV VMAs, following an epic Hills reunion on the red carpet.
Stars Heidi and Spencer Pratt, Audrina Patridge, Jason Wahler, Stephanie Pratt, Justin Bobby, and Frankie Delgado were among the original cast members who were present for the red carpet gala. When the reality series picks up for a second run following the personal and professional lives of the stars, however, fans can expect a mix of old and new faces including the OG cast, their children, and some returning favorites.
“It’s like we’re all growing up. It’s weird," Stephanie Pratt says in the recently-released teaser for the new series, 'The Hills: New Beginnings' that is all set to debut on MTV in 2019. According to reports, a new celebrity and two bloggers are also said to be amongst the new cast addition for the revival. Unfortunately for fans of the original series, the 'New Beginnings' will be kicking off minus few old faces, namely Lauren Conrad and Kristin Cavallari.
Apparently, Conrad, who quit the series in the penultimate season, won't be returning because of her personal life commitments.
“She’s in a different place in her life. But she wants everyone to enjoy themselves. She wishes everyone the best," a source told People magazine, dishing about the mother-of-one. “She loves being a mother and focusing on her family and on her work. She has a very full and happy life.”
Originally airing as a Laguna Beach spin-off, 'The Hills' centered around Conrad as she attempted to create her own name in the fashion industry during the first five seasons. However, after Conrad stepping down, Cavallari continued as the lead for the sixth and final season in 2009.
“I was about to sign a deal to do a Hills reunion with E!, and then Heidi and Spencer signed a deal with MTV,” Cavallari had said earlier, opening up about her attempts at the reboot. “And they’re such a vital part of The Hills that we couldn’t do it without them. So, it’s been kind of put on hold, but I would love to do it.”
But it's not much of a setback for the reality TV queen, who stars in her own E! series, ' Very Cavallari'.