After last year’s infamous, bizarre mid-reunion unraveling, Phaedra Parks is nowhere to be seen in the trailer for this season of The Real Housewives of Atlanta. No matter. Making up for her absence, two of the show’s original cast members—Kim Zolciak-Biermann, and Nene Leakes in her precarious wigs—have returned to serve as reckless sometime friends.
The Season 10 trailer highlights a number of major life changes among the cast. Cynthia Bailey has started dating a man who is not Peter, while Shereé Whitfield—who continues to be the squealing tub of glue that holds the gang together and speaks truth to power—has found love with an inmate who might be a con artist worthy of being dubbed Apollo II.
Flying one atmosphere above the haters, Kandi Burruss seems to be focused on running her restaurant and reuniting with her old group Xscape, while her nemesis Porsha Williams has chosen the most tepid storyline of all: becoming a vegan.
What’s certain to receive a large portion of scrutiny this season is Kenya Moore’s marriage to business owner Marc Daly, as a group of women who are forced to talk to one another wonder if it’s yet another of Kenya’s orchestrated unions. “She married a fan,” Kim concludes devilishly and deliciously in one scene. Can’t say I was missing her, but it does look like she’ll earn her worth this season.
Other notable excerpts from the trailer:
“I’m married now!” -Kenya
“The thirst is REAL!” -Kandi
“I am a baby vegan.” -Porsha
“Cynthia and I will get back together.” -Peter
“He’s sleeping with other women.” -Kenya
“I hope he don’t con her out of Chateau Shereé.” -Kandi
“Porsha is a bad friend.” -Nene
“Once I don’t fuck with you, I don’t fuck with you.” -Kandi
“If you come for me, I will fucking rip your head off.” -Kenya (Testing out her new tagline?)
“She’s like the devil.” -Kim
“Let’s play a game. How many believe that Kenya is really married?” -Marlo, the calmest assassin
“Worry about pimping your daughter out, bitch.” -Kenya
“Oh my gawd! Oh this is getting juicy.” -Shereé
I’m curious to see if Phaedra is referenced at all or if she’s treated as the distant cousin who “got saved” and disappeared. Also, how much will Kenya show of her love life given the history of backlash against her questionable choices? And does whoever is supplying Nene with her wigs press mute on their phone and proceeds to laugh maniacally every time she places an order?
The season premieres November 5.