'Selling The OC': Will hiring male agents in spin-off lead to a change in original cast?
The inclusion of male agents for the spin-off series may have an influence on the Season 6 cast of 'Selling Sunset'
ORANGE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA: After five seasons, 'Selling Sunset' has become a household brand and with a sixth season officially announced, Netflix recruiting male Oppenheim Group agents might boost the show's success even further. The premiere of the spin-off series 'Selling The OC' on August 24 is already giving viewers hope for a revamp in the cast of the original series.
Fans of 'Selling Sunset' have loved getting to know Brett and Jason Oppenheim, as well as their West Hollywood brokerage, The Oppenheim Group, since the show's premiere in 2019. While the show has become synonymous with showcasing lavish California residences, it has also become notorious for its heaping dollop of drama among cast members. Indeed, the rapid success of 'Selling Sunset' has prompted Netflix to produce two upcoming spin-off series. The first season of 'Selling Tampa,' which began in December, centers on Sharelle Rosado's agency, Allure Realty, in Florida. Season 2 of 'Selling Tampa' is yet to be announced, however, it is possible that it could air later this year.
The second spin-off, 'Selling The OC,' was revealed just before the premiere of 'Selling Tampa.' Viewers caught a first glimpse at The Oppenheim Group's new office in Newport Beach at the conclusion of the 'Selling Sunset' Season 5 reunion, and the cast is slated to meet four male realtors: Tyler Stanaland, Sean Palmieri, Gio Helou, and Austin Victoria. 'Selling The OC' is the first series in the genre to include male realtors in addition to the Oppenheim brothers, and 'Selling Sunset' may benefit from broadening its roster in the same way. By changing up the primary group of women to include guys in the mix, the show may be able to address accusations that 'Selling Sunset' concentrates too much on drama and not enough on real estate.
During Season 5, this tension was more apparent than ever, with decisive alliances formed between Christine Quinn and 'Selling Sunset' newbie Chelsea Lazkani versus Emma Hernan, Heather Rae Young, Mary Fitzgerald, and Chrishell Stause. 'Selling Sunset' is a reality show that must visually thrill viewers in order to achieve high ratings because many people tune in to gaze at the properties. Introducing male agents for Season 6 may help to settle some of the debates and refocus the attention on the real estate market. Adding members from The Oppenheim Group to the show would not only provide an apparent chance for fresh stories, but it would also easily shake up the tight-knit group.
Chrishell, Heather, Christine, Mary, Jason, and Brett all appeared in Season 1 of 'Selling Sunset,' with Vanessa Villela and Emma joining in Season 4. There have been two men featured on the show apart from the Oppenheim brothers, but neither has contributed nearly as much to the overall business of real estate: Mary's husband, Romain Bonnet, and Peter Cornell, an Oppenheim agent who was more well-known for being in a love triangle with Emma and Christine during Season 4. Because the majority of the ensemble has been with the show since the beginning, introducing new faces is critical to keeping 'Selling Sunset' from becoming too formulaic.
The Oppenheim Group has over 40 realtors, therefore there are numerous male real estate brokers who may join 'Selling Sunset' Season 6, given Christine has already left the agency and the show. Kane Lim, who already appears on Netflix's 'Bling Empire,' is one realtor who fans wish to see one day. Although Season 6 of 'Selling Sunset' is still in the works, anything is plausible, including last-minute casting changes. Meanwhile, anyone interested in 'Selling The OC' may watch it on Netflix on August 24 to get a taste of the pleasure that a mixed-gender ensemble can provide.