Kathryn Dennis missed a lot southern charm Season 8 episodes. Now the rumor is that the OG is completely out for Season 9. Filming for the upcoming season has reportedly begun in Charleston, South Carolina. But it’s not yet known exactly which cast members will be returning. Here’s what we know about Kathryn’s potential departure.
With Kathryn, who rarely shows up southern charm Season 8, Bravo issued a statement in September 2022, indicating the mother of two was on something of a hiatus.
“Fans haven’t seen that much of Kathryn Dennis southern charm Season eight as they’re used to, but that changed this week,” the network noted, per Fits News. They added that Kathryn “missed multiple events, including (a) doggy wedding,” thrown by matriarch Patricia Altschul. She also missed the cast trip to the famed lowcountry plantation of Auldbrass.
According to an anonymous insider at the show’s production company, Haymaker Productions, Kathryn showed up with a black eye visible and a swollen jaw to do some season 8 filming.
When the production noticed Kathryn’s injuries, the reality star and one of them met on set southern charm producers. However, the details of the injuries are still unclear.
“I was just barred from shooting for that time,” Dennis said, explaining that her treatment by Bravo and NBCUniversal was upsetting. “I wanted to film, I wanted to do the trip to Auldbrass and St Simon’s Island, but I didn’t get involved in the production.”
Due to her excessive absence, Kathryn didn’t get any storyline in Season 8. So what will the show do with her in Season 9? Kathryn won’t be returning for another season, according to tips published on gossip site Bravo & Cocktails.
Fans didn’t seem too disappointed with the news and they made it known in the comments. One fan wrote: “I didn’t miss her when she wasn’t on my screen, nor did I wonder where she was. She was easy to forget.” Another added, “I hope that’s true. Kathryn has no history other than the victim.”
It’s hard to say who will return for Season 9, but it seems certain that longtime stars Craig Conover, Austen Kroll, Shep Rose and Patricia Altschul will be back. Taylor Ann Green, Leva Bonaparte, Venita Aspen and Madison LeCroy are also expected to return.
A tip submitted to Bravo & Cocktails claimed that Shep will be back in Season 9. And a second source claimed they’ve already seen Austen and Taylor filming.
“Production on the new season of has begun [Southern Charm],” the Queens of Bravo Instagram page shared on Jan. 5. “Let ? to get ? messy (and hoping for a sharper and stronger season than last year)! We’ll update you on the casting as we learn more?.”
On the same day, Kathryn posted a pimped up photo of herself. But there was no indication what she was filming for southern charm.