'The Hills: New Beginnings' Will Not Return For A Third Season, The Franchise Is Being Reimagined, Spills Source
The Hills: New Beginnings is no more!
The sequel toThe Hills first aired in 2019, but after only two seasons, the reality show has reportedly been axed.
Insiders told TMZ the show will not be returning for a third season. The cast is said to have been given the bad news by production late last week.
One insider explained producers were interested in adding younger cast members to shake things up, but some of the original stars from The Hills were not on board with the idea. Several of the OG stars are said to have felt the reboot was not the show they were promised. According to the source, the reality stars felt the storylines and confessionals were forced at times and did not want to play along.
Another insider said the COVID-19 pandemic is also to blame, as booking filming locations for a big cast while social distancing was a challenge.
According to the outlet, producers felt they got as much out of the show as they could and were proud of what they accomplished as they navigated the pandemic.
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However, it doesn't sound like this will be the end of The Hills franchise. A production source spilled the show is being reimagined to "unlock and maximize" people's love for the project.
The original show aired from 2006 to 2010. While Lauren Conrad did not sign on for the latest project, familiar faces such as Audrina Patridge, Whitney Port, Brody Jenner, Heidi Montag, Frankie Delgado, Jason Wahler, Spencer Pratt and Stephanie Pratt starred in the follow-up series. Brandon Thomas Lee, Kaitlynn Carter, Jennifer Delgado, Mischa Barton, Justin Brescia, Caroline D'Amore, Ashley Wahler also appeared on the show.
Patridge previously told OK! there was "never a shortage of drama" on the reboot but admitted the pandemic impacted the show.
"As soon as we started to gain momentum, we had to stop and start again when it was safe. Everyone seemed to be in different places in their lives when we picked up filming again," she recalled. "Not being able to go out to dinners, events or be around people really changed the pace because we were very limited."
Previous seasons of The Hills will remain on Paramount+.