The Real Housewives Of Atlanta Season 14 Release Date, Cast, And The Latest Reunion Explained

It appears that fans just can't get enough of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta," so it's safe to say that the hit reality show will be back for another season. While Bravo has yet to renew Season 14, Bustle reports that "RHOA" is one of the highest-rated shows on cable TV in recent years, despite a recent dip in ratings.

Season 13 came to an end in May 2021 after facing multiple issues caused by the pandemic. At one point production was even halted in November due to a positive case of COVID-19. It apparently also made it harder to film good content. One of the show's stars, Kandi Burruss, explained to Entertainment Tonight, "People don't realize how hard it was to film during COVID." She continued, "Normally we have a lot of events where we invite a lot of friends, do a lot of stuff like that. We weren't allowed to do any of that this year ... and it took a long time before the season actually got jumped off because we didn't really know who was going to be a part of the new season...this was a different type of year, so don't be so judgmental."

Despite the drop in ratings and the challenges brought on by the pandemic, fans can expect their favorite Atlanta housewives to return to their TVs later this year. The only question is, when will the show return, and with a rumored cast shakeup in the works, who will be in it?

When will The Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 14 premiere?

While Bravo hasn't officially renewed Season 14 of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" or released its premiere date just yet, fans can probably expect to see the show return at some point in November 2021. According to Bustle, the network usually announces the newest season of the "RHOA" around September or October, with a trailer teasing ahead to a November premiere. Season 13 of "RHOA" premiered later than usual in December 2020 due to the delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. But it's likely that there won't be any issues this year.

Screen Rant also reports that while we don't have a release date, filming of the latest season is already underway and began earlier this summer in Atlanta. 

Of course, when Season 14 is released, fans can not only watch it on Bravo but also online at BravoTV.com. It will also be available on the streaming services Sling TV, Fubo TV, Hulu With Live TV, Fubo TV, and AT&T TV Now.

Who will be in Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 14?

While the filming of Season 14 of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" is reportedly already underway, there's still some uncertainty when it comes to which ladies will return from Season 13. If the cast remains the same, then fans can expect to see Kandi Burruss, Kenya Moore, Cynthia Bailey, Drew Sidora, and Porsha Williams. However, there have been recent rumors that this next season will have a cast shakeup. Kenya seems to believe that the show is overdue for one, telling Hollywood Life ahead of Season 13, "I definitely think we need a cast shake-up, I think that we need fresh faces."

Cynthia also expressed that she's still not sure if she wants to return, revealing to Reality Check, "I don't even know if I'm returning next season. It's been 11 years, and I get it. All good things must come to an end." She added, "All I know is I'm not filming right now...I haven't been fired but I don't have a contract in hand."

And Kandi told Access Hollywood, "It may be my time to say goodbye, and it may be my time to just be like, 'I'll stay a while longer. You never know, I'm still kind of figuring things out." It's safe to assume Season 14 could have some surprises!

The latest Real Housewives of Atlanta reunion explained

A lot went down in the Season 13 reunion of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" — so much so that it had to be broken down into three different parts. (It should also be noted that the reunion had an S&M dungeon theme, because why not?) Per the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Part 1 of the reunion focused mainly on Kenya Moore and her feuds with Porsha Williams and newcomer Drew Sidora. Kenya also gave an update on her divorce, saying, "We're still in court, but I want sole custody." She also apologized for inappropriately wearing a Native American headdress for Halloween, calling it "a bad mistake."

Part 2 consisted mostly of the ladies rehashing old feuds. There were LaToya Ali's feuds with Drew and Kenya, as well as Marlo Hamptons' issues with Porsha. They also touched on Cynthia Bailey's highly criticized decision to have a big wedding during the pandemic, which she once again defended.

Part 3 was the most eventful part of the reunion thanks to a stripper named Bolo, who appeared at Cynthia's bachelorette party. The drama started because after filming, Porsha and Tanya Sam reportedly spent the night with Bolo, and Kenya felt the need to call them out. While Porsha criticized Kenya for shaming her, Kenya felt it's her "right to exploit what they do in a cast house for a reality show." With all that drama just from the reunion, "RHOA" will have plenty to cover next season!