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Real World Seattle concludes filming its cast and their enemies

Real World Seattle concludes filming its cast and their enemies
Garbage in a Seattle alley, not an actual photo of The Real World's new Seattle season. (Photo by Bobbi Bowers)

The first time The Real World filmed in Seattle, in 1998, filming lasted for five months; the big twist was that two of the cast members were pre-existing friends; and the season’s big drama revolved around a friendship gone bad that ended with an outing and a slap.

When The Real World returned to film in Seattle this summer, filming lasted for less than two months, and the season’s twist involves moving in an enemy for each of the seven cast members to create drama. And one cast member has previously been on an MTV reality series, a first for the franchise.

Once the show airs, it may or may not include what happened in a bar: a patron yelling anti-gay and racist slurs and throwing a drink on a cast member, only to have a producer insist that the bar not throw the man out, because drama.

Maybe next season will be titled, “How low can you go?”

Details about Real World Seattle 2016

What we know so far about the new Real World Seattle season:

  • The show’s 32nd season concluded filming last weekend.
  • The cast members’ enemies and/or people they’ve had falling-outs with “moved in during the [second] week of filming,” according to Vevmo.
  • All 14 cast members have been identified by Vevmo posters, and the enemies include former friends, ex-lovers, sisters, and former roommates.
  • Two of them—cast member Mike Crescenzo and his former roommate Peter Romeo—each have MTV reality TV history apart from their latest appearance. Mike appeared on season three of Are You The One?, and Peter competed on the Bunim-Murray production Million Dollar Maze Runner, on which he won $500,000. Mike’s appearance represents yet another change for the show.
  • The house was located in the Capitol Hill neighborhood, and has been leased through September, after which it will likely become an office again, Capitol Hill Seattle reported.
  • An Instagram account that has been tracking the production—and may or may not be connected to it, even posting a photo from the wrap party—says the season will debut Oct. 12, which would represent a fairly rapid turnaround.

MTV announces The Real World: Bad Blood

Update: Sept. 7.  MTV announced the season today, and the Oct. 12 debut date for The Real World Seattle: Bad Blood. (At least they’re going back to including the city name in the title?)

The network also announced the 14 cast members (who’d previously been identified), and described the season this way:

“The Real World Seattle: Bad Blood has seven strangers move into an upscale loft in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood with the hope of starting an exciting new chapter in their lives, but what they don’t know is there are seven other people coming to crash their party. The roommates will be given the opportunity to revisit a particularly difficult relationship in their lives, capturing their efforts to work through their ‘Bad Blood’ while living under one roof. We watch as the first group of houseguests settle in, while the second group—exes, rivals and estranged family members—are set on a collision course with the people they dislike most in the world! Before long, the second group of roommates invade the house and both groups are confined to the same space. Now, the fourteen must learn to co-exist, resolve their unfinished business and move beyond the conflicts of the past.”

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