Bravo's Next 'Real Housewives' Will be in Dubai

by Kilian Melloy

EDGE Staff Reporter

Monday November 1, 2021

This stock image shows Dubai
This stock image shows Dubai  (Source:Getty Images)

Bravo is taking its popular 'Real Housewives' to Dubai, marking the first time a setting for the franchise has ventured outside the United States, The Hollywood Reporter said.

Bravo announced the new series on Nov. 1, with executive producer Andy Cohen chiming in to enthuse: "Everything's bigger in Dubai, and I couldn't be more excited to launch Bravo's first international Housewives series in a city I've been fascinated by for years, with an outstanding group of friends as our guides."

"The show, premiering next year, will mark the 11th city in the franchise as it focuses on a group of women 'navigating their relationships, careers and supremely lavish and ultra-wealthy lifestyles in the United Arab Emirates,' according to Bravo," the Hollywood Reporter added.

"Previous editions of the 'Real Housewives' franchise have been set in New York City, New Jersey, Beverly Hills, Orange County, Calif., Atlanta, Salt Lake City and Miami, among other locations," the article said.

While no casting news has been forthcoming, The Hollywood Reporter noted that there's been talk of Caroline Stanbury — who stars in another Bravo series, "Ladies of London" — "joining the Real Housewives franchise in some capacity."

Kilian Melloy serves as EDGE Media Network's Associate Arts Editor and Staff Contributor. His professional memberships include the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association, the Boston Online Film Critics Association, The Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association, and the Boston Theater Critics Association's Elliot Norton Awards Committee.