Selling Sunset

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Selling Sunset
Selling Sunset Logo.jpg
GenreReality
Created byAdam DiVello
Starring
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons5
No. of episodes45 (list of episodes)
Production
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time28–47 minutes
Production companies
Release
Original networkNetflix
Picture format4K (Ultra HD)
Original releaseMarch 21, 2019 (2019-03-21) –
present
Chronology
Related

Selling Sunset is an American reality television series created for Netflix by Adam DiVello. The series revolves around the Oppenheim Group, a high-end real estate brokerage firm in the Los Angeles area (with offices in West Hollywood and Newport Beach), and follows a group of agents as they navigate their personal and professional lives.[1][2][3] The show first premiered on March 21, 2019.

Current cast[edit]

Main

  • Heather El Moussa, 2019–present
  • Mary Fitzgerald, 2019–present
  • Brett Oppenheim, 2019–present
  • Jason Oppenheim, 2019–present
  • Chrishell Stause, 2019–present
  • Davina Potratz, (Recurring: 2019) 2020–present
  • Amanza Smith, 2020–present
  • Emma Hernan, 2021–present
  • Vanessa Villela, 2021–present
  • Chelsea Lazkani, 2022–present

Recurring

  • Romain Bonnet, (Main: 2020; Recurring: 2019) 2021–present

Overview and casting[edit]

Seasons 1–3[edit]

The first season premiered with eight episodes on March 21, 2019; featuring Mary Fitzgerald, Brett Oppenheim, Jason Oppenheim, Christine Quinn, Chrishell Stause, Maya Vander and Heather Rae El Moussa (then Young) as the main realtors, alongside Romain Bonnet and Davina Potratz who served in recurring capacities.

The show returned for a second season on May 22, 2020; with the entire cast of the first season returning. Bonnet and Potratz were promoted to the main cast. Amanza Smith was added as the newest real estate agent and interior designer. The third season premiered on August 7, 2020; with the show's entire cast returning.

Season 4–present[edit]

On March 11, 2021, Netflix renewed the show for a fourth and fifth season.[4] In 2021, the series was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program.[5]

The show returned for its fourth season on November 24, 2021; introducing Emma Hernan and Vanessa Villela as the latest additions to the series, whilst Bonnet was demoted to a recurring capacity. Chelsea Lazkani was added to the cast ahead of the show's fifth season, which premiered on April 22, 2022.[6]

On June 23, 2022, Netflix renewed the show for a sixth and seventh season.[7][8] Just before production started on the sixth season it was reported that main cast member Christine Quinn would not be returning for the show's sixth and seven seasons.[9] Filming for the sixth season started in August 2022 around Los Angeles.[10]

The series' sixth season is expected to premiere early 2023.

Cast[edit]

  • Brett and Jason Oppenheim, co-founders of the Oppenheim Group, twin brothers
  • Heather Rae El Moussa (née Young), real estate agent, former Playboy Playmate and actress, is married to television personality Tarek El Moussa
  • Mary Fitzgerald, real estate agent, previously dated Jason, marries Romain in season two's finale[11]
  • Christine Quinn, real estate agent, Chrishell's rival, marries entrepreneur Christian Richard in season three's finale
  • Chrishell Stause, actress, real estate agent and recent addition to the Oppenheim Group, previously married to actor Justin Hartley
  • Maya Vander, real estate agent, Israeli, commutes between Los Angeles and Miami
  • Davina Potratz, real estate agent, joins rival agency Douglas Elliman and returns in season four
  • Romain Bonnet, model, marries Mary in season two's finale
  • Amanza Smith, real estate agent, interior designer, joins the Oppenheim Group from season two
  • Emma Hernan, real estate agent, former Sports Illustrated model, Christine's rival, joins the Oppenheim Group from season four
  • Vanessa Villela, real estate agent, Mexican-American novela star, joins the Oppenheim Group from season four[12]
  • Chelsea Lazkani, real estate agent, originally from London, joins the Oppenheim Group from season five

Timeline of cast members[edit]

Cast member Seasons
1 2 3 4 5 6
Heather El Moussa Main
Mary Fitzgerald Main
Brett Oppenheim Main
Jason Oppenheim Main
Christine Quinn Main
Chrishell Stause Main
Maya Vander Main
Romain Bonnet Recurring Main Recurring
Davina Potratz Recurring Main
Amanza Smith Main
Emma Hernan Main
Vanessa Villela Main
Chelsea Lazkani Main

Episodes[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally released
18March 22, 2019 (2019-03-22)
28May 22, 2020 (2020-05-22)
38August 7, 2020 (2020-08-07)
410November 24, 2021 (2021-11-24)
511April 22, 2022 (2022-04-22)

Season 1 (2019)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal release date
11"If Looks Could Sell"March 22, 2019 (2019-03-22)
New agent Chrishell joins The Oppenheim Group and realizes she must prove herself. The brokers square off to sell a spectacular Hollywood Hills home.
22"Can't Have Your Cake and Eat It Too"March 22, 2019 (2019-03-22)
The agents get real about juggling love and career. Mary is shaken at her anniversary dinner. Heather feels the distance from Nick — and Christine.
33"(Real) Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend"March 22, 2019 (2019-03-22)
Mary gets a big surprise as Christine finds herself in an unexpected fight — and date. Actor Taye Diggs tours a home. Heather copes with a crisis.
44"Loose Lips Sink Relationships"March 22, 2019 (2019-03-22)
Chrishell learns a few lessons about business and friendship while Heather takes flak for delays. Maya makes a discovery but needs to keep it secret.
55"The One That Got Away"March 22, 2019 (2019-03-22)
Heather and Christine face off over the firm's big deal as Mary tries to find common ground. Christine warns Chrishell: Secrets set off explosions.
66"Real Estate Hunger Games"March 22, 2019 (2019-03-22)
A client pits Chrishell and Christine against each other. Heather sells her hot property and eyes a buyer for the unique home in the Hollywood Hills.
77"It Takes Two to Make a Thing Go Right"March 22, 2019 (2019-03-22)
Relationships are everything as Chrishell struggles to find an ideal home for a demanding buyer. Christine and Heather try to work together on a deal.
88"The Gloves Come Off"March 22, 2019 (2019-03-22)
Chrishell encounters jealousy as Heather embarrasses Jason. Mary reveals her frustration, and simmering tensions come to a full boil at the big party.

Season 2 (2020)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal release date
91"Let the Real Estate Games Begin"May 22, 2020 (2020-05-22)
The agents catch up at the $44 million home and learn Christine's engaged. Heather reveals a romance. Chrishell works the Valley. Amanza arrives.
102"Billionaires Have Compounds"May 22, 2020 (2020-05-22)
Chrishell and Christine have it out. Mary finds a dream home, and Davina thinks big. News of Heather's latest love leads to a frank talk with Brett.
113"Sorry, Not Sorry"May 22, 2020 (2020-05-22)
Heather and Amanza connect before Romain drops a bombshell. Chrishell gets a key listing as Christine plans her engagement party and spills to Davina.
124"The Red Engagement Party"May 22, 2020 (2020-05-22)
A stressed Mary must secure a wedding venue stat. Chrishell and Christine consider the unthinkable. Tempers flare at a red-hot engagement party.
135"I’m No Soldier"May 22, 2020 (2020-05-22)
Chrishell tours Jason's celebrity-owned home for her star client. Mary confronts Christine and battles the boss. Maya checks out Brett's project.
146"The Wait Will Be Worth the Wait"May 22, 2020 (2020-05-22)
Retail therapy gives Christine a chance to vent. Mary shops for her ideal wedding dress. Amanza tries to help Heather, but can she do anything right?
157"That’s Why They Call It Real Estress"May 22, 2020 (2020-05-22)
Amanza confides in Mary. Davina ponders an invitation. The agents dish the dirt in Los Feliz. After hours, the bachelorette bash seethes with drama.
168"Karma’s Gonna Get You"May 22, 2020 (2020-05-22)
The realtors get real and revisit the "overlap" flap. Tears at a broker's open lead to a blowout. On her big day, Mary juggles her work and wedding.

Season 3 (2020)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal release date
171"Back to Business"August 7, 2020 (2020-08-07)
Amanza breaks down the backstabbing. After touring a sexy new listing and getting a tarot reading, Christine lashes back at her birthday bash.
182"Confidence Is Key"August 7, 2020 (2020-08-07)
Business is booming, but Jason isn't happy with Amanza. Brokers turn out for Christine's burger and Botox blowout. Alone, Chrishell and Davina clash.
193"The Biggest Agent in the Room"August 7, 2020 (2020-08-07)
Tensions grow over a high-priced listing, and fissures appear in a friendship. Heather and Amanza warily team up. Mary makes a confession to Romain.
204"Everybody Loves Mary"August 7, 2020 (2020-08-07)
The agents dish about favoritism and weigh their options. Heather and Amanza get — and give — some bad news. Friendsgiving brings a huge announcement.
215"Bad News Travels Fast"August 7, 2020 (2020-08-07)
A "Versace house" is on the agenda. Christine falls for a wedding gown. Two agents try to talk it out. After Chrishell's event, shocking news breaks.
226"One Text Changes Everything"August 7, 2020 (2020-08-07)
Still raw, Chrishell confides in Mary. Christine, Maya and Davina meet for tea. Mary faces Romain. Amanza and Heather's teamwork makes for dream work.
237"Two Sides to Every Story"August 7, 2020 (2020-08-07)
It takes two. Chrishell regroups and reassesses in St. Louis as Christine gets set for her wedding. After all her hard work, Amanza clinches a deal.
248"A Not So White Wedding"August 7, 2020 (2020-08-07)
Chrishell returns. Heather bristles. After showing a Neutra to "Queer Eye" star Karamo, Christine walks down the aisle. Unanticipated drama awaits.

Season 4 (2021)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal release date
251"Very High Heels to Fill"November 24, 2021 (2021-11-24)
An expecting Christine and revived Chrishell eye sexy, luxe properties. A hot market means major growth as disarming new agent Vanessa join the team.
262"New Friends, Old Enemies"November 24, 2021 (2021-11-24)
Drama looms following a tour of French Montana's opulent digs when Vanessa bonds with Christine and then connects with Chrishell, Heather and Mary.
273"Rival Arrival"November 24, 2021 (2021-11-24)
Jason breaks the news: Emma will fill her rival's sky-high heels. Chrishell fights to buy her first home. Christine talks about a tough childbirth.
284"The Emma Dilemma"November 24, 2021 (2021-11-24)
Another dinner, another dramatic reveal: Emma tells her side of the story. Amid spectacular views, Vanessa tries to get to the truth with Christine.
295"Let Sleeping Dogs Lie"November 24, 2021 (2021-11-24)
Christine flexes for Davina, who reaches out to Jason. After a splashy sale goes south, a familiar face crashes Mary's canine birthday celebration.
306"A House for a Hero"November 24, 2021 (2021-11-24)
Newly minted superhero Simu Liu gets the star treatment as Chrishell's client. Christine and Emma try to clear the air. Davina negotiates a return.
317"Back on the Market"November 24, 2021 (2021-11-24)
Agents bring the heart — and movers, the heat — to the once-homeless Chrishell's housewarming. Amanza reveals her troubles, and a date grows awkward.
328"The Truth Hurts"November 24, 2021 (2021-11-24)
Chrishell takes Simu on a hero's journey through a gamer's retreat. Heather makes a tearful decision. Christine surprises Maya as Amanza gets a shock.
339"The Beginning of the End"November 24, 2021 (2021-11-24)
Open house, open book: Davina faces Christine, who meets Vanessa's mindset coach. Chrishell works with player Thomas Bryant. Mary and Romain clash.
3410"One Last Hail Mary"November 24, 2021 (2021-11-24)
Anticipation builds for Jason's lavish bash. Chrishell finds an ideal house for Thomas. Big news drops, but will Christine drop her defenses for Mary?

Season 5 (2022)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal release date
351"Game Changer"April 22, 2022 (2022-04-22)
Flying high: Chrishell reveals her latest love--Jason. In LA, the agents get real about the relationship while Christine readies her return.
362"New Blood"April 22, 2022 (2022-04-22)
At the office, Chrishell faces J-Shell questions. Chelsea connects with Jason. Christine dishes with Amanza. Emma shocks, and Mary get big news.
373"Coming for All Your Coin"April 22, 2022 (2022-04-22)
Black and blond Barbies brainstorm. Emma meets a hot developer with a sexy home. Chrishell tries out a dog door. Heather's shower ends with a surprise.
384"Bad Bitches Don't Cry"April 22, 2022 (2022-04-22)
Heather has it out, but can Christine keep it professional? At the caviar and couture party, Chelsea dresses to impress and defends her friend.
395"Do You Think We're Friends?"April 22, 2022 (2022-04-22)
Emma shares a new love with Chrishell. Christine breaks down her event, Amanza reveals an empowering space, and Davina clashes with a client.
406"Step Up or Step Out"April 22, 2022 (2022-04-22)
Hot market, high expectations: Mary ups the pressure and makes a confession to Romain. Chrishell spars with Brett. Davina looks for a last chance.
417"It's Getting Personal"April 22, 2022 (2022-04-22)
Real talk: Chelsea hears from Heather while Davina confronts Christine about her catty quips. Jason's mom grills Chrishell and her son over bites.
428"She's Your Problem Too"April 22, 2022 (2022-04-22)
Musical desks: Chelsea enters blazing, bearing business and invites. Mary makes her move. Chrishell confides in Jason. A tea party gets heated.
439"Sabotage in Stilettos"April 22, 2022 (2022-04-22)
Miami-bound Maya goes out with a bang. Spilt tea leaves Davina unsettled. Chrishell opens up to Heather. A backstabbing rumor shakes Mary.
4410"Nothing Remains the Same"April 22, 2022 (2022-04-22)
Hearts flip as Heather weds Tarek. Jason and Mary grapple with being ghosted. Go solo or take the next step: The agents face life-changing decisions.
4511"The Reunion"May 6, 2022 (2022-05-06)

Production[edit]

Series creator Adam DiVello got the idea for the show when he saw an advertisement for the Oppenheim Group in a magazine. "I ripped it out and gave it to my development executive…and I said, ‘Call these people. Get me an interview with them,’” Divello told Vanity Fair in 2020. “It was pretty remarkable that it’s like an all-female ensemble cast, and these two twin brothers were running it. To me, it seemed like a no-brainer.”[13]

Spin-offs[edit]

Netflix has announced two spin-offs of the show, Selling Tampa and Selling the OC. Selling Tampa premiered on December 15, 2021 with 8 episodes and follows the Allure Realty firm in Florida.[14] Selling the OC follows the Oppenheim Group branch in Newport Beach.[15] The show premiered on August 24, 2022[16] with 8 episodes.

Controversies[edit]

Celebrities such as Chrissy Teigen have questioned the authenticity of the show.[17] A long-term real estate agent in LA told the Mail that "The Oppenheim brothers are the real deal but none of us have ever come across the women they have working for them. It's clear these 'girls', as they call them on the show, were hired to make the show sizzle."[18] Star Chrishell Stause has fought back against the accusations, going so far as to post a picture of her real estate license online to dismiss the rumors.[19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stream It Or Skip It: 'Selling Sunset' On Netflix, A Bravo-Style Reality Show About Women Who Sell High-End Houses". Decider. 22 March 2019. Retrieved August 3, 2019.
  2. ^ "Selling Sunset Season 1 Netflix Review – Gouge your eyes out instead". Ready Steady Cut. 22 March 2019. Retrieved August 3, 2019.
  3. ^ "'Selling Sunset' is 'The Hills' for people in their 30s with real jobs". The Daily Dot. 12 April 2019. Retrieved August 3, 2019.
  4. ^ "Netflix Renews 'Selling Sunset' for Seasons 4 and 5". 11 March 2021.
  5. ^ "Emmy Awards: 'Bridgerton,' 'I May Destroy You,' 'Ted Lasso,' 'WandaVision' Among Nominees". The Hollywood Reporter. 13 July 2021. Retrieved 16 July 2021.
  6. ^ "Selling Sunset Season 6 Release Date and Why isn't Christine on Selling Sunset reunion?". Open Sky News. 8 May 2022. Retrieved 8 May 2022.
  7. ^ White, Peter (June 23, 2022). "'Selling Sunset' Renewed For Seasons 6 & 7 At Netflix As Streamer Builds Out Property Slate". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 23, 2022.
  8. ^ "Bre Tiesi And Nicole Young Join 'Selling Sunset' Cast". The Inquisitr. 2022-08-07. Retrieved 2022-08-12.
  9. ^ Amin, Meghna (2022-08-20). "Selling Sunset's Jason Oppenheim has 'zero concerns' over Christine Quinn's exit". Metro. Retrieved 2022-08-31.
  10. ^ Amin, Meghna (2022-08-20). "Selling Sunset's Jason Oppenheim has 'zero concerns' over Christine Quinn's exit". Metro. Retrieved 2022-08-31.
  11. ^ "Mary Fitzgerald – Famous Reality TV Star". BetterAuds. 2022-01-24. Retrieved 2022-02-15.
  12. ^ "Make Room, Christine! Meet Selling Sunset's 2 New Cast Members". 26 May 2021.
  13. ^ Morse, Sarah (22 November 2020). "Reality "It Was a Little Traumatic": In Season Four, Selling Sunset Gets Real". Vanity Fair.
  14. ^ Aurthur, Kate (March 10, 2021). "Netflix Renews 'Selling Sunset' and 'Bling Empire,' Orders New Series From Creators of Both".
  15. ^ Aurthur, Kate (November 8, 2021). "'Selling Sunset' Gets Orange County Spinoff 'Selling the OC' at Netflix (EXCLUSIVE)".
  16. ^ "The 'Selling the OC' Release Date Has Been Listed for August". Netflix Tudum. June 23, 2022.
  17. ^ Henry, Grace. "Is Selling Sunset real or scripted? The truth about "amped up" Netflix series". Radio Times. Radio Times. Retrieved 23 February 2021.
  18. ^ "Selling Sunset: Netflix reality show hit by 'fake' claims". HELLO!. 2020-08-24. Retrieved 2020-08-28.
  19. ^ "Selling Sunset: Chrishell Shows Proof After Claims She's A Fake Realtor Circulate". ScreenRant. 2020-08-26. Retrieved 2020-08-28.

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