Southern Charm is shaking things up this fall, adding three new cast members to an eagerly anticipated seventh season. Leva Bonaparte, Madison LeCroy, and John Pringle are all expected to appear as season regulars starting Oct. 29. The returning cast includes Craig Conover, Austen Kroll, Kathryn Dennis, and Shep Rose. Who is going to be the first to stir up drama? There's good evidence that all three are already on their way!
'Southern Charm' new cast members have close ties to the show already.
Some viewers might recognize the lovely Madison LeCroy, hair stylist and makeup artist. Not only is she great in the salon, she's a former girlfriend of regular cast member Austen Kroll. In previous seasons, viewers watched Madison and Austen go through a rough breakup, deal with cheating, and ultimately decide they were better as friends.
Now that she and Austen have split, Madison is flying solo to sort out her feelings. While some worry for her and Austen's on-again-off-again romance, others are speculating that John might be expressing interest in Madison as well.
Speaking of John, John Pringle is a new southern gentleman on the scene this season. His tie with the group stems from a fraternity brotherhood with Shep (of course!) and he moved back to Charleston for a little bit of TLC.
This season we can expect to see John learning how hard it is to be a single dad 3,000 miles away from his sons. This reality star is also a singer-songwriter, having released his own EP. Will John serenade a lucky lady this season? We are looking forward to finding out!
While successful nightlife and hospitality queen Leva Bonaparte doesn't have as close ties with the rest of the Charmers, her entrepreneurial skills have put her in the same social circles as the rest of the cast for years. Leva's bi-racial marriage to Charleston native Lamar and her own Persian heritage have made her a staunch advocate for having uncomfortable conversations with her castmates, even telling Kathryn in the latest trailer that she's "lived in a bubble of white privilege." Leva just might be the breath of fresh air sometimes-antiquated Charleston needs.
What does Season 7 hold in store for fans?
Bravo has already hinted at some major plot points this season, including showing cast members dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic on self-shot footage from February to July of 2020. Typically, filming starts in the fall, but due to these unprecedented times, shooting was very stop-and-start until July of 2020.
Additionally, fans can look forward to seeing discussions about the current political climate unfold, as Bravo also hinted that part of the show will focus on the fight for racial justice within the city. The country's ongoing conversation around racial equality has impacted many cities across the board, but with Charleston so rooted in history, fans will be sure to see some important conversations between cast mates as they learn and grow together.
Catch the season premiere of Southern Charm, Oct. 29 at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo.