June 24, 2022
Netflix has gone all in on the Southern California real estate market.
The streamer renewed the Emmy-nominated docusoap “Selling Sunset” for two more seasons, with production on seasons six and seven set to begin later this summer.
Set in the world of LA’s high-end real estate, the series follows a team of successful female realtors who all work under the same roof at The Oppenheim Group, which claims to be the No. 1 agency in the Hollywood Hills and the Sunset Strip. The agents work hard and play harder, as they attempt to co-exist in the competitive LA market without backstabbing each other — too much.
The show elevated the profiles of several actor/realtors, including Christine Quinn, Jason Oppenheim, Mary Fitzgerald, her French-born husband Romain Bonnett, Heather Rae El Moussa (who is married to “Flip or Flop” star Tarek El Moussa) and Chrishell Stause, according to an online survey.
Indeed, Tarek and Heather just signed to appear in their own HGTV reality show, “The Flipping El Moussas,” which is sure to complicate matters, while Quinn launched an online realtor service with her husband based on cryptocurrency. Quinn, who masterfully played co-workers against each other for personal gain, was a no-show at the end of season 5 following allegations that she attempted to bribe the client of a follow agent (Emma Hernan) to list with her.
Netflix is set to bow a “Selling Sunset” spin-off show called “Selling the OC,” which features a separate cast of female and male realtors fighting each other under The Oppenheim Group shingle in Orange County. The eight-episode series launches Aug. 24.
Both series are created by Done and Done Productions and Lionsgate, with executive producers Adam DiVello, Sundee Manusakis, Kristofer Lindquist, Skyler Wakil and Jason Oppenheim, among others.
Interestingly, Netflix will also premiere “Buying Beverly Hills,” a real estate soap that follows the agents and clients within Mauricio Umansky’s The Agency in Beverly Hills, Calif., over eight episodes. Mauricio, his daughters, Farrah Brittany and Alexia Umansky, and the talented group of agents highlight the high stakes world of luxury real estate in Los Angeles. The series debuts Aug. 24.
Separately, Netflix revealed the July 8 premiere of “How to Build a Sex Room,” an eight-episode show based around interior designer Melanie Rose who caters to couples looking for more spice in the bedroom.
The streamer also announced the July 27 debut of “Dream Home Makeover” season three, “Instant Dream Home,” which premieres Aug. 10, and “Designing Miami,” which premieres on Sept. 21.
Finally, “Buy My House” is set to premiere this fall featuring homeowners from across America selling their properties, on the spot, to one of four real-estate tycoons, including Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman, Corcoran Group CEO Pamela Liebman, NFL Linebacker Brandon Copeland, and investment property magnate Danisha Wrighster.
The unique homes are up for grabs as the owners share heartfelt backstories and engage in heart pounding negotiations with the tycoons.