Bravo Annouces New ‘Real Housewives’ Franchises For Potomac And Dallas
Bravo has announced two new series locations for their Real Housewives franchise – Potomac and Dallas. No glimpse of the Texan take on the format has been given as of yet but Bravo has just released a trailer for the Potomac series.
Bravo’s Real Housewives Heading To Potomac and Dallas
Located just up the river from D.C., Potomac, Maryland, is home to a sizable African-American minority who’ve managed to break through traditional racial barriers and establish themselves in the old-money town. “If you haven’t heard of Potomac that’s fine, because it means we’ve done a great job keeping it a nice little secret,” housewife Gizelle Bryant says of the “cozy, upscale enclave with gated mansions, rolling hills, and exclusive country clubs.”
From the trailer it’s clear we can expect the same concoction of wealth, backstabbing and drama the series has become synonymous with but the emphasis on the importance of race and how it affects the women’s relationships and status may give the series more bite than previous iterations.
Here’s an official synopsis from Bravo:
The Real Housewives of Potomac will follow socialite and single mom Gizelle Bryant, international model and TV personality Katie Rost, grand dame Karen Huger, social butterfly Charrisse Jackson-Jordan, publicist and single mom Robyn Dixon, as well as restaurateur Ashley Darby.
The series began in the affluent suburbs of Orange County back in 2006 and since then has followed the lives of bored, bitchy and boozy housewives in in New York City, Atlanta, New Jersey, Washington, D.C., Beverly Hills and Miami.
The Real Housewives Of Potomac will premiere on Bravo in January and the Dallas version which the network promises will “confirm that everything — including the drama — is bigger in Texas” will air later in 2016.