The hills are alive with the sound of real estate transactions and feuds. Selling Sunset season 6 is expected to return to Netflix with more D-R-A-M-A and lux listings for the agents at the Oppenheim Group — but possibly without a key cast member.
Season 5 recently dropped, giving fans a long-awaited look at the start and demise of the romance between Chrishell Stause and Jason Oppenheim. The show left off on a major cliffhanger, as Christine Quinn faced allegations of sabotaging Emma Hernan (and later accusing Selling Sunset of making fake storylines). A reunion special revealed more juicy gossip and set the table for season 6 and beyond.
Selling Sunset follows the personal and professional lives of a group of female agents at the Oppenheim Group, a high-end real estate brokerage firm in Los Angeles. The series kicked off with Chrishell joining the office as a new agent, which didn't go over well with rival Christine. Later developments have included weddings, babies and the sales of multimillion-dollar homes.
The series has been a major success for Netflix, making tabloid stars out of the cast members. It's also launching a spinoff series, Selling the OC.
Here's everything we know so far about Selling Sunset season 6.
Selling Sunset season 6 release date speculation
While Netflix hasn't officially renewed Selling Sunset for season 6, another installment of the very popular reality series is all but a foregone conclusion. Us Weekly reported in January that Selling Sunset would return for season 6 and season 7.
"Everyone is very excited," a source told the magazine, adding that filming on season 6 wouldn't begin right away so that the cast could have "a bit of a break."
Seasons 6 and 7 could follow the precedent of seasons 4 and 5. They were announced together in March 2021, filmed back-to-back and premiered just five months apart. It's possible that the spinoff series Selling the OC premieres before the OG returns and Netflix may want to space out the franchise.
Our best guess is that season 6 drops in early 2023.
Selling Sunset season 6 cast
Most of the major Selling Sunset cast members are expected to return in season 6. At the top of the list is Chrishell Stause, an agent and former actress who was previously married to actor Justin Hartley and competed on Dancing With the Stars. In season 5, she had a brief but serious relationship with boss and agency co-founder Jason Oppenheim. They broke up in the finale over her wish to have children and his decision not to have any.
Chrishell's nemesis, Christine Quinn, has a more uncertain future on the show after she was accused of sabotage by fellow agent Emma Hernan. Christine skipped the reunion and is no longer listed on the agency's website.
Newly-promoted manager Mary Fitzgerald should also be back, along with Heather Rae Young. Young married HGTV personality Tarek El Moussa in the season 5 finale.
Other cast members who are likely to return include Amanza Smith, Davina Potratz, Vanessa Villela, and newcomer Chelsea Lazkani. One agent who may make limited or no appearances is Maya Vander, who decided to spend more time with her family in Miami.
Selling Sunset season 6 plot and storylines
Since Selling Sunset season 6 is reportedly not filming for some time to give the cast a break, fans may not see the immediate fallout of the ending of season 5. Two major developments occurred: Chrishell and Jason broke up, and Christine was accused of bribing a client to drop Emma in her favor.
As for Chrishell and Jason, both sides have already released public statements about the end of their relationship (which occurred in December 2021).
"I think that we entered and left it with so much respect and love for each other," Chrishell said at the time. More recently, Jason told People, "This has not been an easy breakup for me at all — my most difficult for sure — and I'm still processing."
Season 6 may see Chrishell embark on her new relationship with non-binary Australian singer G Flip. She may also explore her options for having a child on her own, using one of her frozen eggs. As she told People, "I feel like I can do it on my own," she said. "That's something that seems scary, but it also seems a little freeing, knowing that I'm not tied down to this idea that I only have this finite amount of time to figure it out."
The season 5 reunion special revealed that a confrontation never took place between Christine and Jason about her alleged bribery scheme.
"We've texted and we haven't really addressed this situation," Jason said. "She hasn't reached out to talk about it. I know that she has some thoughts on it."
Christine did not attend the reunion after claiming to have tested positive COVID-19 (which Chrishell suggested was a lie).
Whether Christine returns for Selling Sunset season 6 is unknown. She is no longer listed as a broker on the agency's website and during the reunion, Jason said, "Right now, there's not a place for her at the Oppenheim Group."
Christine responded via TikTok video, "Of course there’s no place for me. I terminated my contract weeks ago prior to filming. I have my own company now lol."
Even though Christine may be gone, her new BFF Chelsea should continue to make waves now that she's earned a desk in the office.
As for the other cast members, many of their life changes have already been reported in the press and could figure into season 6.
Mary is moving forward with freezing her eggs and has gotten advice about it from a fellow agent.
"[Heather] has definitely given me advice on what to expect in the process, and if l should do it while we're filming or not, because, you know, I think viewers would like to follow along with that process," she told Distractify, adding, "We're doing an initial part right now, but if it lines up with filming, I'll probably go ahead and let the cameras follow me."
Heather herself recently said she and new husband Tarek aren't quite ready to have a baby (he has two kids with ex-wife ex-wife Christina Haack). "I have a crazy, busy next few months coming up, and I don’t want to go into it being pregnant," she told Us magazine.
Vanessa is seen in the finale jetting off to reunite with boyfriend Nick Hardy (who goes by the name Tom Fraud). They got engaged this past January, so that development — and Vanessa's future in L.A. — could be a storyline in season 6.
Then, there's the romance between Emma and property developer Micah McDonald, which began as a flirtation in season 5. She recently told Today that she's single and dating. "Micah and I still talk and we have a great relationship. TBD what happens with that," she said.
TBD ... or to be seen on season 6?