Real Housewives of Atlanta stops filming season 13 due to COVID
Production on The Real Housewives of Atlanta's 13th season has been halted.
Deadline reports that one member of the production has tested positive for COVID-19, forcing the entire cast into isolation as filming stops for at least the next two weeks.
Digital Spy has reached out to Bravo for official comment on the status of production, in addition to whether the filming delay will affect RHOA's scheduled premiere on December 6 in the US and on December 7 on Hayu in the UK.
The 13th season will bring back veteran cast members Kandi Burruss, Cynthia Bailey, Kenya Moore and Porsha Williams as well as new Housewife Drew Sidora. Friends of the Housewives Marlo Hampton and Tanya Sam will be back as well, along with newcomer LaToya Ali.
There was a major cast shake-up this season, following the last remaining original RHOA cast member Nene Leakes announcing her departure from the show in September.
"I have been on an extremely, extremely long, exhausting, tiring, emotional negotiation," NeNe said at the time. "There has been a lot of emotion flying from both sides. It has been hard.
"And I have made the very hard and difficult decision to not be a part of The Real Housewives of Atlanta season 13. It wasn't an easy decision for me. It was hard."
Nene's exit from The Real Housewives of Atlanta leaves Kandi Burruss as the longest-tenured Housewife on the show, having joined in the second season.
All seasons and every episode of The Real Housewives of Atlanta are available to stream and download in the UK and Ireland on hayu and hayu on NOWTV, with new episodes from Monday, December 7. Bravo airs the new season on Sunday, December 6.
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