As the Real Housewives of Atlanta's Season 13 reunion winds down, fans can rest assured that the women will be back on their screens soon. Though Bravo has yet to officially renew RHOA for Season 14, another installment is less a matter of if than when. Ratings did reportedly take a dip this season, which also drew some unusual criticism from fans, but the series has otherwise remained one of the highest-rated unscripted shows on cable in recent years.
“People gave us a hard time, but people don't realize how hard it was to film during COVID,” RHOA star Kandi Burruss, who’s been on 12 of RHOA’s 13 seasons, recently told Entertainment Tonight. “Normally we have a lot of events where we invite a lot of friends, do a lot of stuff like that. We weren't allowed to do any of that this year … and it took a long time before the season actually got jumped off because we didn’t really know who was going to be a part of the new season. So I’m like, yeah, guys, this was a different type of year, so don’t be so judgmental.”
Here’s what we know about Season 14 so far.
The RHOA Season 14 Premiere Date
Bravo typically announces new RHOA seasons in late September or early October ahead of a November premiere date. Season 13 had a slight COVID-related filming delay, but the show premiered in December, only about a month behind its normal schedule. That being said, RHOA Season 14 is likely to be back on track for a November 2021 premiere.
The RHOA Season 14 Cast
Bravo has yet to reveal which members of the Season 13 cast — which included Burruss, Cynthia Bailey, Kenya Moore, Porsha Williams, and Drew Sidora — will return. While some fans have suggested a cast shakeup would reinvigorate the series, Burruss thinks any major changes would be premature at this point. “The way I look at it is, we just shook things up and I feel like people were just starting to get to know some of the new people in this past season,” she told ET. “We've only had five Housewives this past year. I feel like [if] anything, add somebody.”
Even so, Burruss remains unsure if she’ll be back for Season 14, explaining to Access Hollywood that she’s “always contemplating” a potential exit from the franchise. “It may be my time to say goodbye, and it may be my time to just be like, ‘I’ll stay a while longer,’” she said. “You never know, I’m still kind of figuring things out.”
An anonymous source also told The Sun on April 16 that “there’s going to be a big cast shake-up next season,” and “some producers are mulling over asking Phaedra Parks to return.” If Parks, who appeared on Seasons 3 through 9, should make a comeback, that could be deal-breaker for Burruss. Other possible Season 13 “friends of” who could join the cast include Marlo Hampton, LaToya Ali, Shamea Morton, Tanya Sam, and Falynn Guobadia.
The RHOA Season 14 Trailer
Bravo typically releases the new season’s first look about a month prior to the premiere date. If the production returns to normal, fans can expect the RHOA Season 14 trailer to drop sometime in late September or early October.