Well now an explosive sneak peek trailer has been released which shows a ton of season 8 drama. Kim Fields is shown in the clip seemingly surprised by all the bickering and can be heard asking, ?Are we grown-ass women talking like this??
Fields is joined by show vets Cynthia Bailey, mom-to-be Kandi Burruss, Kenya Moore, Phaedra Parks, Sheree Whitfield, Porsha Willams, and fellow newcomer Shamea Morton. It?s the first season since the departure of NeNe Leakes, and the return of Sheree Whitfield after a three-year hiatus.
As previously reported, Claudia Jordan and Demetria McKinney are not returning
Read Bravo’s full press release, which includes cast bios & photos + watch the explosive new trailer below:
Via Press Release:
After months of overcoming numerous hurdles to conceive, Kandi and Todd are ecstatic to welcome their first child together. However, Kandi is faced with juggling the highs and lows of pregnancy coupled with a busy life as a hard-working career woman. Ready for her fresh start, Kenya has decided to build the ultimate dream home, “Moore Manor,” all while continuing her quest for love. Meanwhile, Cynthia is on-the-go more than ever, but unsettling rumors surrounding her marriage threaten to cause a strain on her relationship with Peter. With Apollo still incarcerated, Phaedra adjusts to life as a single mother while maintaining her successful career, including potentially purchasing her first funeral home. Embracing a new chapter, Porsha is currently dating a new beau as her business ventures continue to thrive. Actress and director Kim Fields joins the ladies this season and although she is new to the mix, she is no stranger to the spotlight. Fan favorite Shere? Whitfield is back on the scene, while newcomer Shamea Morton joins these feisty Southern ladies for another unforgettable season.
Official Cast Photos & Bios:
Supermodel Cynthia resides in Atlanta with her 16-year-old daughter Noelle, and husband, Peter. The Alabama-born beauty moved to New York City over 25 years ago to pursue her dream of modeling. Cynthia?s first booking was the cover of Essence magazine, but that was only the beginning. From walking in Fashion Week runway shows in New York, Paris, and Milan to co-starring in a movie opposite Sandra Bernhardt, she has had an enviable career.
Cynthia is still a successful and in high demand model. With The Bailey Agency School of Fashion dominating many hours of her day, she continues to seek out and inspire Atlanta?s most promising talent. Putting her high-fashion background to good use, Cynthia recently launched Cynthia Bailey Eyewear, a stylish collection that offers a variety of chic sunglasses and frames.
Married now for 5 years, Cynthia and husband Peter have a full plate now more than ever — from their entrepreneurial endeavors to challenges in their relationship, they are focused on keeping their love strong and can tackle anything that comes their way.
Kandi is a Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter who resides in Atlanta with her 13-year-old daughter, Riley, 19-year-old stepdaughter, Kaela, and husband, Todd Tucker. Her award-winning intimate luxury line, Bedroom Kandi, has expanded into an in-home network while her T.A.G.S. boutique is now featuring its own exclusive clothing line and opening new locations across the country.
After months of overcoming numerous hurdles to conceive, Kandi and Todd are ecstatic to welcome their first child together into the Tucker family. With a jam-packed schedule, Kandi is faced with juggling the highs and lows of pregnancy and busy life as a hard-working career woman. This season, Kandi will continue to build her music empire with the addition of developing two new teen groups, Glamour and Loud, all while also preparing to welcome a new bundle of joy into the family.
Kenya Moore is the triple threat with beauty, brains, and talent. Originally from Detroit, the former psychology major left Michigan with fierce drive and determination to build her own unique brand. Well-known for being crowned “Miss USA,” Kenya has also acted alongside many “A-list” celebrities. Aside from being a serious career woman, Kenya enjoys writing, traveling, hitting the gym, and never passes up an opportunity to speak her mind. With the recent launch of her hair care line, Moore Hair Care, and the continuous development of her production company, Moore Vision Media, Kenya remains busier than ever.
Kenya is creating a fresh start for herself this season and is in the process of building the ultimate dream home. A hopeless romantic, Kenya is determined to find Mr. Right and can?t shake the thought that love could be just a click away. She is relentless in her pursuit of happiness and is laser focused on having it all?but on her own terms.
Kim Fields currently lives in Atlanta with her husband, Christopher Morgan, and their 8-year-old and 20-month-old sons. A pop culture icon and veteran actress/director, Kim became a household name after starring in several hit sitcoms including Facts of Life and Living Single. Although Kim may be new to the reality television world, she is no stranger to being in the global spotlight.
Kim continues to lead a busy Hollywood life by regularly appearing in film, television, and theatre productions. When she’s not in front of the camera, directing and producing projects, or speaking and motivating audiences, Kim is constantly working to grow her brand. Between creating the holiday entertainment brand Holiday Love, directing well-known shows including Kenan & Kel, Tyler Perry’s House of Payne?and Meet the Browns, and launching her own entertainment networks, she is a woman of many talents. Approaching her 40th year in entertainment, Kim strives to maintain the perfect work/life balance. Although Kim continues to juggle her demanding career and multiple business ventures, she always keeps her faith and family a top priority.
Phaedra is a celebrated entertainment attorney, who lives in the prestigious Buckhead area of Atlanta with her two sons Ayden and Dylan. She is the Managing Partner of The Parks Group, P.C., a boutique law firm that caters nationally to entertainers and athletes. Phaedra is a self-proclaimed “Southern Belle” as she is an active member of the community and church, sits on numerous boards, and is involved in multiple charities.
She recently earned her Mortuary Science degree, successfully launched her first two fitness videos titled “PHINE BODY,” and continues to speak with audiences across the country about her book, Secrets of a Southern Belle. Phaedra is adjusting to life as a single mother this season, caring for her children, and maintaining a successful career all on her own. Despite any obstacles though, Phaedra effortlessly handles whatever is thrown her way and does it with style and grace.
Porsha Williams is a vivacious beauty with big dreams and the ambition to make them a reality. A true “cornbread-fed Georgia Peach,” Porsha was born and raised into a prominent family in Atlanta and is the granddaughter of Civil Rights leader and philanthropist, Rev. Hosea Williams.
Porsha is currently embracing a new chapter in her life this season as she learns to date again while on a journey to find her true “self.” Porsha is thriving in her career working as an entertainment news correspondent with The Ricky Smiley Morning Show on “Dish Nation.” Surrounded by supportive friends and family, she is focused on taking her love for performing to the next level. In addition, she is focused on her newly launched business ventures “Go Naked Hair” and her lingerie line “Naked Lingerie” as well as remaining heavily involved in her various charity partnerships.
Back like she never left, Shere? is a socialite and resident of Atlanta who effortlessly manages her over-loaded calendar as a single mother to her three children, Kairo, Kaleigh, and Tierra. Shere? is committed to a rigorous daily fitness regimen and maintains her status as a sophisticated woman on the Atlanta social scene. Priding herself on her fashion sense and commitment to living an active and healthy lifestyle, Shere? is revamping her fashion line She by Shere? to focus on lifestyle apparel.
Shere? is excited to be starting a new chapter in her life as a single woman and recently relocated while in the process of building a fabulous new house for her family.
Shamea Morton is an actress and singer, who currently works as the Atlanta Hawks in-game host as well as a radio personality for a local station. A Georgia native, Shamea is the youngest of three girls and considers her family to be a very tight knit group. Shamea is currently dating her boyfriend, Gerald, a successful businessman who plans to bring Shamea to visit his village in Kenya before he decides to put a ring on it.
Shamea loves the social scene Atlanta has to offer and is good friends with Porsha Williams, who enjoys having such a fun friend around.
Season 8 of The Real Housewives of Atlanta premieres November 8th on Bravo.